The Last Day For ACA Enrollment Almost Went Unmarketed

The Last Day For ACA Enrollment Almost Went Unmarketed

January 31, 2017 Healthcare.gov has been hard at work informing consumers of a continuous countdown to the end of open enrollment, advising to sign up for 2017 Marketplace coverage ASAP. However, at the Read More
This Interactive Map Will Shed More Light On ACA Enrollment

This Interactive Map Will Shed More Light On ACA Enrollment

January 31, 2017 The Kaiser Family Foundation often conducts surveys providing valuable information, more specifically in recent years surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now, the KFF has released some interactive maps to Read More
ACA Reporting And The IRS: What To Know About The Letter You Received

ACA Reporting And The IRS: What To Know About The Letter You Received

January 30, 2017 At the close of 2016, the IRS letters mailed notices to employers, signaling the start of the IRS’s Read More
IRS Commissioner Reports On ACA Stats For 2015

IRS Commissioner Reports On ACA Stats For 2015

January 26, 2017 While we are getting our information in order for the 2016 tax year, we received some clarity on the previous year from the IRS. The IRS’s Commissioner John Koskinen has Read More
Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

Understanding Anti-Discrimination: The IRS Issues Final Rule

January 25, 2017 In the final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, Read More
Hawaii Finds A Healthcare System Even Better Than The ACA

Hawaii Finds A Healthcare System Even Better Than The ACA

January 24, 2017 As of this month, Hawaii’s small business market will provide healthcare to its workers that competes with (and even beats) what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided for Americans. Read More
Trump’s Executive Order on the ACA and Future Compliance Obligations

Trump’s Executive Order on the ACA and Future Compliance Obligations

January 23, 2017 On his first day in office, Trump signed one of his first executive orders, entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The Read More
The Reality Of ACA Penalties Post-Repeal

The Reality Of ACA Penalties Post-Repeal

January 20, 2017 As Donald J. Trump officially takes his seat as the 45th President of the United States, we inch closer to the reality of an Affordable Care Act repeal. While the Read More
The U.S. Gig Economy Will Suffer With An ACA Repeal

The U.S. Gig Economy Will Suffer With An ACA Repeal

January 19, 2017 Independent contractors, freelancers, consultants. These workers have slowly risen up the ranks as backbones of many companies, yet when it comes to traditional labor rights, they’ve consistently come up short. Read More
An ACA Repeal Could Cost Hospitals Billions In Losses

An ACA Repeal Could Cost Hospitals Billions In Losses

January 18, 2017 Inauguration Day is inching closer and closer, and so are the policies that President-Elect Trump has planned once he assumes the seat of President this year. A repeal of the Read More
Will They Or Won’t They? Republicans Carry On The Move Toward ACA Repeal

Will They Or Won’t They? Republicans Carry On The Move Toward ACA Repeal

January 17, 2017 In a news conference held on January 12th in Washington, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan advised that House committees will be instrumental in the repeal and replacement of the Read More
Some ACA Compliance Still Required By Employers Despite Possible Repeal

Some ACA Compliance Still Required By Employers Despite Possible Repeal

January 16, 2017 As conflicting opinions of an ACA Repeal continue to loom overhead, from the Republican viewpoint, a repeal seems inevitable. However, this does not translate to an elimination of ACA compliance Read More
IRS Finalizes Regulations Adopt Intentional or Reckless Disregard of Facts Exceptions to Employee Safe Harbor

IRS Finalizes Regulations Adopt Intentional or Reckless Disregard of Facts Exceptions to Employee Safe Harbor

January 12, 2017 The IRS has provided clarity with regard to what qualifies as an “intentional or reckless disregard of facts” by employees when it comes to seeking shelter under the employee Premium Read More
IRS Quick Update: Notice 2016-75

IRS Quick Update: Notice 2016-75

January 11, 2017 In a short update to Notice 2016-75 under Section 45R of theInternal Revenue Code, the IRS has shed some light on how small businesses can seek relief in unique circumstances. Read More
Understanding ACA Compliance And Utilizing Staffing Firms

Understanding ACA Compliance And Utilizing Staffing Firms

January 10, 2017 By now it should come as no surprise that maintaining ACA compliance is a confusing and at times difficult task. We know the basics: Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) with 50 Read More
Florida Governor Wants An ACA Repeal “As Quickly As Can Get It Done”

Florida Governor Wants An ACA Repeal “As Quickly As Can Get It Done”

January 9, 2017 On December 19th, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott had a meeting with nominated Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price. While Scott and Price barely met Read More
The IRS ACA Audit Has Begun: What To Do To Avoid Penalties

The IRS ACA Audit Has Begun: What To Do To Avoid Penalties

January 5, 2017 A round of IRS letters have been mailed out to employers, signifying the start of the IRS’s Affordable Care Act audit process. As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) anticipates nine Read More
IRS Releases Proposed Regulations For Health Insurance Provider Fees

IRS Releases Proposed Regulations For Health Insurance Provider Fees

January 4, 2017 Section 9010 of the Affordable Care Act surrounds Health Insurance Provider Fees and the IRS has released some new proposed regulations for reporting information among other changes. See IRS REG-123829-16 Read More
Terms To Know About Offers Of Health Coverage: An Infographic

Terms To Know About Offers Of Health Coverage: An Infographic

January 3, 2017 Many Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) were met with a few surprises in 2016 when it came to their employees’ healthcare. As companies were still finding their footing with required offerings Read More