Understanding Economic Realities Testing With Employee Misclassification

Understanding Economic Realities Testing With Employee Misclassification

July 28, 2016 The roles of independent contractors and full-time employees were often ambiguous in the past, as arguably employers’ means of classification relied in how the job was done versus who was Read More
Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

Don’t Make 2015’s Mistakes In 2016

July 27, 2016 The June 30, 2016 deadline for employers to file their applicable 2015 health care tax return with theIRShas passed.For many employers, the damage is done.Skipped deadlines, misclassifications, and ignoring of Read More
Small Businesses Are Still Not Moved By Health Care Tax Credits, Per Update From The GAO

Small Businesses Are Still Not Moved By Health Care Tax Credits, Per Update From The GAO

July 26, 2016 Applicable Large Employers, i.e. those with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees, have reluctantly taken to the ACA’s mandate for employer-sponsored health care for its employees. And while Read More
Despite An Increase In Health Costs, Americans Find Health Care Affordable

Despite An Increase In Health Costs, Americans Find Health Care Affordable

July 25, 2016 For ACA naysayers, one argument posed is that the Affordable Care Act is all but affordable. However a recent study by Gallup suggests that most Americans can afford their health Read More
Employers: Keep Your ACA Compliance, Even In Your Health Plan Language

Employers: Keep Your ACA Compliance, Even In Your Health Plan Language

July 21, 2016 While employers have been urged to maintain ACA compliance when it comes to reporting the health care information of its employees, there’s more to it. The Employee Retirement Income Security Read More
GOP Senate funds the ACA in 2017 joining Democrats

GOP Senate funds the ACA in 2017 joining Democrats

July 18, 2016 It comes as no surprise that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is favored more among Democrats than Republicans. However, perhaps the tides are changing, at least when it comes to Read More
The Nondiscrimination Provision of the ACA Comes Into Effect On July 18th

The Nondiscrimination Provision of the ACA Comes Into Effect On July 18th

July 13, 2016 Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act was finalized on May 18, 2016, and will be coming into effect two months from that date on July 18, 2016. However, any Read More
Assisters Prove Helpful In ACA Open Enrollment

Assisters Prove Helpful In ACA Open Enrollment

July 13, 2016 In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, the results proved the Affordable Care Act’s 2016 open enrollment had a much-needed push from assisters and brokers. The open enrollment period lasted Read More
Study Reveals The Health Insurance Marketplace Doesn’t Have The Highest Premiums

Study Reveals The Health Insurance Marketplace Doesn’t Have The Highest Premiums

July 12, 2016 Think the Health Insurance Marketplace has the highest premiums? Think again. A report by the Commonwealth Fund reveals that the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace is not the most expensive place Read More
UnitedHealth Bids Farewell To The ACA In CA

UnitedHealth Bids Farewell To The ACA In CA

July 11, 2016 It comes as no surprise that UnitedHealth Group is not a fan of the Affordable Care Act. This year, the health care provider claimed a financial hit in 2015 due Read More
Premiums Up, With The Uninsured Down

Premiums Up, With The Uninsured Down

July 7, 2016 It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for the Affordable Care Act this year, as companies like UnitedHealth have spiked their premiums in an effort to combat what they reportedly found Read More
Louisiana Joins Other States In Medicaid Expansion

Louisiana Joins Other States In Medicaid Expansion

July 6, 2016 **Updated 7/6/2016, 2:15pm** Of all the hot topics surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the state-to-state expansion of Medicaid is perhaps the hottest. Medicaid expansion arguably draws the line between Democrats Read More
The IRS Can’t Phone Home

The IRS Can’t Phone Home

July 5, 2016 For those thinking that the IRS may come a’calling, that won’t be happening anymore…at least when it comes to initial contact. In a memo dated May 20, 2016, phone calls Read More