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Low-Wage Employees Fall Through ACA Gap
Small businesses may be concerned that adding employees to their health plan will put them under, yet research reveals that their actual costs are far less than anticipated because many empl
ACA’s Definition of Small Employer for Insurance Groups Left Up to States
In what has become a regular occurrence, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has seen another change, this time in the form of the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. The most recent bill, signed into law by President Barack Obama, allows states to change the definition of a small business for group insurance purposes, meaning premiums for thousands of employees may not increase as was originally feared.
Employees Expected to Bear More Costs with 2018 “Cadillac Tax”
Health care premiums are on the rise. In fact, employment-based health insurance premiums rose by 4 percent this year. But the increase in health care costs pales in comparison to the substantial increase in deductibles.
Software Shows the Way as Companies Attempt to Navigate ACA Compliance
With nearly 11,000 pages of rules and regulations — and 47 significant changes since its inception — the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the most complex, compliance-related burdens businesses ever will face. Add the risk of millions of dollars in fines for noncompliance and it appears that this federal legislation has created more anxiety and confusion than someone trying to navigate through a large metropolitan city with an outdated paper map.
What You Need to Know about the ACA’s ‘Cadillac Tax’
The Cadillac brand is synonymous with American-made luxury and now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is commonly identified as an excise tax that employers offering high-cost insurance plans are likely to face beginning in 2018.
Small Employers, Listen Up: ACA Fine May Impact You
Up until this point, small businesses – those with less than 50 full-time or full-time equivalent employees – were not faced with costly fines like their Applicable Large Employer (ALE) counterparts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that’s no longer the case, according to a tax imposed under Internal Revenue Code Section 4980D.
Get Ready, ACA Fines Abruptly Elevated
Shortly after the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) subsidies were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, President Barack Obama signed into law a trade bill that, in some cases, more than doubled the fines associated with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate reporting requirements.
Affordable Care Act Subsidies Upheld: What You Need to Know
Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal subsidies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by ruling that the tax credits for health insurance are authorized in the 34 states that have a federal marketplace.
3 ACA Reporting Alternatives Unraveled
For many organizations, the employer mandate and the reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) loom. Employers want to ensure they will be in compliance come January 2016, when the required forms are due to their full-time employees and the Internal Revenue Service. Yet many organizations remain confused by the law’s many complexities, especially […]
Ready or Not, IRS Finalizes ACA Forms
The time has arrived for employers impacted by the eligibility reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as the IRS officially released the 2014 versions of the final forms and instructions on Feb. 8. Posted were the following forms, which fulfill the reporting requirements under ACA sections 6055 and 6056:
New Year, but Not for ACA’s Non-Calendar-Year Plans
Here we are, kicking off 2015 – the official beginning of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. However, some employers have plan years that don’t begin on Jan. 1 and will not take part in the fun just yet.
ACA Loopholes Closing by a ‘Skinny’ Margin
Employers already are well aware that the health care landscape is changing – and changing drastically. But now employers who thought they were complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are being told otherwise, as the Obama administration works to close loopholes – and fast.