Study Shows Millions Of Uninsured Eligible Americans Are Still Underutilizing The ACA

Study Shows Millions Of Uninsured Eligible Americans Are Still Underutilizing The ACA

October 31, 2016 The Kaiser Family Foundationhas released another report surrounding ACA figures, and the results are astounding. In a report of “Estimates of Eligibility for ACA Coverage among the Uninsured in 2016,” Read More
Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief Gets Another Year Extension By IRS

Temporary Nondiscrimination Relief Gets Another Year Extension By IRS

October 27, 2016 As Closed Defined Benefit Plans are still being worked out rules-wise, the IRS has provided an extension to an important aspect of qualified plans. In a notice released toward the Read More
News From Washington: ACA Has To Tighten Up Pediatric Dental Care

News From Washington: ACA Has To Tighten Up Pediatric Dental Care

October 26, 2016 When it comes to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, many points of coverage can often be an afterthought. QHPs, or “qualified health plans,” are required to fulfill ten “essential Read More
Individual Shared Responsibility Payment? Not For Everyone

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment? Not For Everyone

October 24, 2016 For many, the Individual Shared Responsibility payment is another irritating factor of healthcare as it can add to yet another unforeseen financial burden to the pockets of Americans. However, we Read More
Updated Forms 1094-C And 1095-C Are Here

Updated Forms 1094-C And 1095-C Are Here

October 24, 2016 The IRS has released the final updated Forms 1094-C and 1095-C,and while there aren’t many modifications, there are some changes of note. As you probably already know, Form 1094-C is Read More
NLRB Takes A Stand In The Ongoing Misclassification Battle

NLRB Takes A Stand In The Ongoing Misclassification Battle

October 20, 2016 Employee Misclassification continues to be an issue, as more contract employment arises and information regarding health care, hours, wages, and tax liabilities are not being met by said contractors. At Read More
How To Deal With An IRS Incorrect TIN Notification: The DO’s And DON’Ts

How To Deal With An IRS Incorrect TIN Notification: The DO’s And DON’Ts

October 19, 2016 When it comes to employee TINs, some errors seem inevitable, but they don’t always mean what they seem. As an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), it is your duty in accordance Read More
Come 2017, Blue Cross Will Be Everywhere In North Carolina

Come 2017, Blue Cross Will Be Everywhere In North Carolina

October 18, 2016 In April, UnitedHealth announced its plans to exit from multiple Marketplaces, including in North Carolina. The health care giant has complained of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) causing them huge Read More
AIR Errors And Missing TINs: A Tip Sheet On Quick Fixes

AIR Errors And Missing TINs: A Tip Sheet On Quick Fixes

October 17, 2016 The electronic system for information reporting under the Affordable Care Act is not without its glitches. We know this by now, and in the midst of 2015 information reporting this Read More
Oklahoma Joins Forces With The DOL To End Misclassification

Oklahoma Joins Forces With The DOL To End Misclassification

October 13, 2016 The ACA Times reported at the top of September thatPennsylvania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Labor, aiming to prevent further Employee Misclassifications. The MOU would Read More
New Updates Arrive Surrounding Individual Shared Responsibility

New Updates Arrive Surrounding Individual Shared Responsibility

October 12, 2016 At the top of September, the House Ways and Means Committee reunited following summer break with new markups surrounding the individual shared responsibility payment requirement of the Affordable Care Act. Read More
New Light Is Shed On The Hardship Exemption For Health Coverage Tax Credit

New Light Is Shed On The Hardship Exemption For Health Coverage Tax Credit

October 11, 2016 The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) has benefited many in affording healthcare coverage, as the ACA requires minimum essential coverage for all individuals. However, while the HCTC typically only applies Read More
Potential ACA Penalties: An Infographic

Potential ACA Penalties: An Infographic

October 10, 2016 Are you aware of the myriad of possible unnecessary penalties that can occur with violations of the Affordable Care Act? By now you’ve been informed of various possibilities, but they Read More
Form 5500 Gets A Makeover: Find Out What Has Changed

Form 5500 Gets A Makeover: Find Out What Has Changed

October 6, 2016 Form 5500 is getting a makeover. The forms are under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), will now require more information to complete from plan sponsors. While Read More
Iowa Takes A Big Step Toward Small Business Health Care For Employees

Iowa Takes A Big Step Toward Small Business Health Care For Employees

October 5, 2016 It hasn’t been the easiest task getting small businesses on board for healthcare, as money can be an issue. The Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) allows small businesses to reimburse employees Read More
Are High-Deductible Plans The Way To Go?

Are High-Deductible Plans The Way To Go?

October 4, 2016 It should come as no surprise that as individuals obtain healthcare under the Affordable Care Act, the greatest concern is cost. From individual plans to employer-sponsored plans, individuals want the Read More
It’s A Brand New Day For Marketplace Notices And Appeals

It’s A Brand New Day For Marketplace Notices And Appeals

October 3, 2016 Over the course of the year, many employers participated in a widespread panic over notices mailed to them from the ACA’s Health Insurance Marketplace. These notices summarized that an employee Read More