States Feel Shifts In Medicaid Expansion As New Governors Take Office

States Feel Shifts In Medicaid Expansion As New Governors Take Office

August 31, 2016 Medicaid expansion is not a fixed journey, as we’re slowly learning from states like Kentucky and Louisiana. The Wall Street Journal reports a pleasant change in events for the aforementioned Read More
Troubles With Uber And The “Gig” Economy Extend Overseas

Troubles With Uber And The “Gig” Economy Extend Overseas

August 30, 2016 Over the past year, we’ve watched Uber go through a rollercoaster ride. It all started when drivers who at random points throughout the year exceeded a 30 hour work week, Read More
Minimum Essential Coverage: Looking Ahead Toward 2016 Reporting

Minimum Essential Coverage: Looking Ahead Toward 2016 Reporting

August 29, 2016 Let’s call the details of the Affordable Care Act a work in progress, even still. Since its humble 2010 beginnings, the ACA has evolved based upon the needs of (almost) Read More
The ACA’s 2016 Reporting Forms Are Changing: View The IRS Drafts

The ACA’s 2016 Reporting Forms Are Changing: View The IRS Drafts

August 25, 2016 Over the past two months, the IRS has gradually rolled out ACA reporting forms for 2016. So far? 1094-B and 1095-B have been changed, as well as 1094-C and 1095-C. Read More
ACA Late Filing: A Penalties Chart

ACA Late Filing: A Penalties Chart

August 24, 2016 Employers were given a gift of sorts from the IRS and the ACA when extensions for paper filings were extended to 5/31/16 and electronic filings were extended to 6/30/16. Perhaps Read More
New Study Finds That Premiums Are Still Down Thanks To The ACA

New Study Finds That Premiums Are Still Down Thanks To The ACA

August 22, 2016 Of all the preconceived notions surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), anything money related remains at the forefront. As insurance companies claim financial hits due to reduced marketplace premiums, on Read More
Hey Cigna, Welcome To Chicago!

Hey Cigna, Welcome To Chicago!

August 22, 2016 2016 has been a confusing one for many Americans who question the security of their health insurance providers. As major companies like UnitedHealthcare are swiftly withdrawing from certain exchanges nationwide Read More
The DOs And DON’Ts Of Marketplace Notices

The DOs And DON’Ts Of Marketplace Notices

August 18, 2016 By the time July kicked off, many employers received notices from the Health Insurance Marketplace aka “the Exchange,” provided by the Affordable Care Act where individuals and families can obtain Read More
Heads Up About Code 4980H

Heads Up About Code 4980H

August 17, 2016 One of the most talked about issues regarding employers and health care for their employees is under Internal Revenue Code 4980H. This Code, being Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Read More
Deciphering Expatriate Health Plans

Deciphering Expatriate Health Plans

August 16, 2016 Expatriate health plans (or “Expat Health Plans”) have led to much confusion ever since the ACA came into effect in 2010. Simply put, expats (or anyone living/working abroad) struggled with Read More
CBO 10-Year Penalty Predictions Escalate, Now Over 225 Billion

CBO 10-Year Penalty Predictions Escalate, Now Over 225 Billion

August 15, 2016 Penalties are no joking matter when it comes to employers and the Affordable Care Act. A slip up in paperwork, negligence in reporting, or not offering minimum essential coverage to Read More
Gallup Poll Suggest Health Care Insecurity Is Now At A Record Low, But For How Long?

Gallup Poll Suggest Health Care Insecurity Is Now At A Record Low, But For How Long?

August 11, 2016 In 2008, Gallup—in conjunction with Healthways—started following health care insecurity, keeping track of affordability. Notably, this year marks an all-time low for health care insecurity since tracking began. Gallup-Healthways’ Well-Being Index, a survey Read More
The DOL Proposes Revisions To Form 5500: Here’s What We Know So Far

The DOL Proposes Revisions To Form 5500: Here’s What We Know So Far

August 10, 2016 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan and Form 5500-SF Short Form Annual Return/Report of Small Employee Benefit Plan may be receiving some changes effective January 1, 2019 should Read More
Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: AIR Is Still Available

Breathe A Sigh Of Relief: AIR Is Still Available

August 9, 2016 Many employers have struggled with their health care information reporting for the 2015 tax year. Those difficulties include confusing forms, tedious reporting processes, and technological setbacks. While penalties are perhaps Read More
Understanding Form 1095-C And What To Do About Errors

Understanding Form 1095-C And What To Do About Errors

August 8, 2016 For many employers,Form 1095-C is a new document. It is the Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage form, used to report that you have offered health care to full-time employees. Read More
IRS Update: Premium Tax Credit And Shared Responsibility Payment

IRS Update: Premium Tax Credit And Shared Responsibility Payment

August 4, 2016 New regulations have arrived for the ACA’s Premium Tax Credit and Shared Responsibility Payment provisions. For the 2015 tax year, many employers and employees encountered difficulties with regard to the Read More
Marketplace Notices: They’re Not (Always) As Bad As You Think

Marketplace Notices: They’re Not (Always) As Bad As You Think

August 3, 2016 In May, the ACA Times released an article detailing what exactly a notice from the Health Insurance Marketplace entails. As previously stated, this notice is to inform employers that one Read More
ACA Modifications: We’re Not In 2010 Anymore

ACA Modifications: We’re Not In 2010 Anymore

August 2, 2016 When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was first enacted in 2010, it was with the understanding that changes would be made to the ACA after the fact. Health care reform Read More