Misclassifying Workers Can Trigger Two Penalties

Misclassifying Workers Can Trigger Two Penalties

August 27, 2015 Employers are facing increased scrutiny by the Department of Labor, the and state regulators over possible misclassification employees as independent contractors or freelance workers. A DOL memo states that the Read More

‘Cadillac Tax’ Could Affect 1 in 4 Employers

August 26, 2015 New projections from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimate that in 2018 one in four (26%) offering benefits could be subject to the Act’s excise – , also known as the Read More

Balance Billing Undermines Insurance Coverage

August 24, 2015 A key goal the Affordable Care Act is to make sure that the medical is covered by insurance plus the agreed-upon deductibles and copays. But for many families an illness Read More
Four Studies Show ACA Is Working Well

Four Studies Show ACA Is Working Well

August 20, 2015 Four studies published in mid-August indicate that the Affordable Care Act is achieving its goal of reducing the number of Americans without health insurance while having no negative impact on Read More
Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore The ACA

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore The ACA

August 20, 2015 Like all owners of small businesses, the men and women who run construction Companies had more than enough to do before the Affordable Care Act added one more task — Read More
Are You Subject to the Individual Mandate?

Are You Subject to the Individual Mandate?

August 17, 2015 The IRS has issued an explanation of which U.S. citizens and foreign nationals are subject to the individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act, or the “individual mandate.” Read More
Uninsured Rate is 9.2%, a Record Low

Uninsured Rate is 9.2%, a Record Low

August 13, 2015 Only 9.2% of Americans are without health insurance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. This is the lowest rate since the CDC began keeping records in 1972. The Read More
IRS Asks For Comments on New “Cadillac Tax” Rules

IRS Asks For Comments on New “Cadillac Tax” Rules

August 12, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service has identified additional issues under Code Section 4980I, commonly known as the “Cadillac Plan” excise tax, and is proposing new regulations to deal with them. The Read More
Court Says Indian Tribes Are Covered By ACA

Court Says Indian Tribes Are Covered By ACA

August 7, 2015 A Wyoming Indian tribe lost a legal bid to be exempted from the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act, and must provide health insurance to all of its employees. Read More

ACA Reporting Update: New Forms, Higher Penalties

August 6, 2015 ACA Reporting Update: New Forms, Higher Penalties With the impending deadline early next year for submitting Affordable Care Act reports, most applicable large employers are (or should be) in the Read More
Medicare and Medicaid Popular After 50 Years

Medicare and Medicaid Popular After 50 Years

August 5, 2015 When Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law on July 30th 50 years ago, opponents attacked the programs as wasteful, intrusive and a precursor to socialism or communism. Today both Read More

IRS: File Early for Premium Tax Credit

August 4, 2015 The IRS issued a reminder that individuals who received advance payments of the Premium Tax Credit (PTC) in 2014, for insurance they purchased through a marketplace or exchange, should file Read More

IRS on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions

August 3, 2015 The Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to employers about specific “shared responsibility” provisions of the Affordable Care Act that may affect them. The size and structure of a Read More