Avoid These Compliance Triggers to Minimize ACA Penalty Risk

Avoid These Compliance Triggers to Minimize ACA Penalty Risk

May 25, 2022 With the IRS making significant progress on its historic backlog, employers should prepare for increased enforcement of the ACA Employer Mandates. Under the ACA’s Employer Mandate, employers with 50 or Read More
New PTC Data is Cause For Concern For Employers

New PTC Data is Cause For Concern For Employers

May 18, 2022 Employers should review their ACA compliance processes carefully in light of new data issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Below we’ve identified why. Key PTC findings Health exchange enrollees Read More
IRS Proposed Ruling Could Change ACA Affordability

IRS Proposed Ruling Could Change ACA Affordability

May 11, 2022 Last month the IRS published a proposed regulation that would amend the existing rule regarding employer-sponsored Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) for family members of an employee.  The proposed rule would Read More
ACA Enrollment Reaches 35 Million Signups

ACA Enrollment Reaches 35 Million Signups

May 5, 2022 Following the 2021 tax year, the ACA has garnered the highest number of enrollments it has ever seen. Over 35 million Americans have obtained health coverage because of the ACA, Read More
ACA Penalty Letter 226J on The Rise

ACA Penalty Letter 226J on The Rise

April 27, 2022 The last several years have been difficult for the IRS, but now that the historic backlog has an end date, the agency is making significant progress on a long list Read More
Submit ACA Corrections Now to Avoid IRS Penalties

Submit ACA Corrections Now to Avoid IRS Penalties

April 20, 2022 The deadline to electronically file ACA forms 1094-C and 1095-C for the 2021 tax year was March 31. Did you make the deadline? If you did, were all your submissions Read More
IRS Backlog Expected to Clear By End of 2022

IRS Backlog Expected to Clear By End of 2022

April 13, 2022 The IRS has made significant progress in the historic backlog it’s still facing, but it still has a long way to go. Chief IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig anticipates clearing the Read More
5 Common ACA Compliance Mistakes Restaurants Make

5 Common ACA Compliance Mistakes Restaurants Make

April 6, 2022 Over 10 years after the ACA was first signed into law, the reporting requirements under the ACA’s Employer Mandate have proven challenging and time-consuming for most. But quick-service restaurants have Read More
March 31 is the Deadline for E-Filing ACA Returns With the IRS

March 31 is the Deadline for E-Filing ACA Returns With the IRS

March 31, 2022 Today, March 31, 2021, is the e-filing deadline for submitting ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C to the IRS for the 2022 tax year, as required by the ACA’s Employer Mandate. Read More
Safe Harbors Prove ACA Affordability and Prevent Penalties (UPDATE)

Safe Harbors Prove ACA Affordability and Prevent Penalties (UPDATE)

March 24, 2022 How do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the ACA? It’s an important question for Applicable Large Employers Read More
ACA Affordability for the 2022 Tax Year

ACA Affordability for the 2022 Tax Year

March 22, 2022 With the 2021 ACA reporting season coming to an end later this month, employers should turn their attention to ACA compliance for the 2022 tax year. A key component of Read More
IRS Increasing Staff to Clear Backlog and Support Current Tax Season

IRS Increasing Staff to Clear Backlog and Support Current Tax Season

March 16, 2022 On March 10, the Treasury issued a statement announcing that the IRS will be hiring more than 10,000 positions to assist with its current backlog and the 2021 filing season. Read More
IRS Limited Non-Assessment Periods Help Avoid ACA Penalties

IRS Limited Non-Assessment Periods Help Avoid ACA Penalties

March 9, 2022 The responsibilities under the ACA’s Employer Mandate may seem straightforward, but, in reality, complying with them can be challenging and time-consuming. An area that many Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) struggle Read More
Deadline to Furnish ACA Form 1095-C is Today

Deadline to Furnish ACA Form 1095-C is Today

March 2, 2022 The deadline for distributing the ACAS 1095-C forms to full-time employees is today, March 2. Did you make it? This deadline applies to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), or employers with Read More
ACA Paper Filing Deadline Is Next Week

ACA Paper Filing Deadline Is Next Week

February 22, 2022 This coming Monday, February 28, is the deadline for paper filing ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C to the IRS for the 2021 tax year. As a reminder, Applicable Large Employers Read More
IRS Suspends Mailing of Automatic Notices

IRS Suspends Mailing of Automatic Notices

February 16, 2022 The IRS recently announced it is suspending certain mailings of automated collections and various other notices in an effort to get through its current backlog. As such, the agency will Read More
IRS Backlog Poses ACA Risk for Employers

IRS Backlog Poses ACA Risk for Employers

February 9, 2022 The IRS is experiencing a massive mail backlog of unprocessed documents first caused by COVID-19. Included in that backlog of notices are ACA penalty assessments. To help the situation, the Read More
ACA Open Enrollment Reaches Record-Breaking 14.5 Million

ACA Open Enrollment Reaches Record-Breaking 14.5 Million

February 2, 2022 Over 14.5 million Americans elected to receive health coverage through one of the ACA’s insurance marketplaces during the 2022 open enrollment period. The record-breaking participation is 21% higher than the Read More
California Individual Mandate ACA Furnishing Deadline is January 31

California Individual Mandate ACA Furnishing Deadline is January 31

January 26, 2022 With the New Year well underway, organizations with operations in California should give special attention to the state’s Individual Mandate and the additional ACA reporting requirements. Employers that offer self-funded Read More
ACA Penalties Are Increasing in 2022

ACA Penalties Are Increasing in 2022

January 20, 2022 The IRS penalty amounts for non-compliance of the ACA’s Employer Mandate are again increasing in 2022.  Below is a rundown of the new penalty amounts and how the IRS will Read More
ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2022

ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2022

January 18, 2022 Earlier this month the IRS issued a notice indicating that the fees associated with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are increasing this year. For plans that end on or after Read More
AIRs Portal Downtime Could Prove Problematic for Employers

AIRs Portal Downtime Could Prove Problematic for Employers

January 13, 2022 On December 5, the IRS closed production of the Affordable Care Act’s Information Returns (AIRs) portal to prepare for 2021 reporting year electronic filing submissions.  The agency says that the Read More
ACA Signups for Open Enrollment Hit Record Highs

ACA Signups for Open Enrollment Hit Record Highs

January 11, 2022 Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year ends later this week but ACA signups are already hitting record new highs. Kaiser Health News cites a record-breaking 13.6 million Americans already Read More
1095-C Codes for the 2021 Tax Year

1095-C Codes for the 2021 Tax Year

January 6, 2022 It’s 2022 and time to begin preparing the annual 1095-C filings with the IRS and select state governments. Are you ready? If you need a refresher on the different 1095-C Read More
State ACA Reporting and Furnishing Deadlines for Employers

State ACA Reporting and Furnishing Deadlines for Employers

January 4, 2022 Employers ringing in the New Year should remember that several states’ have additional ACA filing and furnishing obligations that must be completed for the 2021tax year. To help you get Read More