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Download: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Violations: Penalties and Excise Taxes

To help your organization meet its compliance requirements under the Affordable Care Act, we’re happy to share a new, comprehensive resource: “ACA Penalties and Excise Taxes Guidebook“. It provides clear explanations of the requirements — and associated penalties and taxes — on items related to Group Health Plan Reforms, Employer Coverage Mandate, Employer Reporting, PCORI [...]

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Download: 2015 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist

As your organization plans ahead for 2015, one area that may need significant attention involves meeting Health Care Reform compliance requirements. To help your company assess its responsibility under the mandates of the Affordable Care Act, we’re happy to share a new resource. Within our “2015 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist“, you will find an [...]

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Health Care Reform News: Draft Forms and Instructions for Employer Reporting Requirements

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new reporting requirements were created under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Under these new rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they offer (or do not offer) to their employees. The IRS recently released draft version of the forms and instructions [...]

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Health Care Reform News: Final Rule Released on ACA Waiting and Orientation Periods

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers offering group health insurance coverage may not have a waiting period that exceeds 90 days. As part of the regulations related to that law, there is a “reasonable and bona fide employment-based orientation period” allowed. To help clarify what that means,  the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health [...]

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Massachusetts Finalizes Repeal of State-Specific Health Care Reform “Pay or Play” Rules

To avoid duplication with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Massachusetts officially repealed the state’s own employer health care coverage rules on June 12th, 2014. Initially established in 2006, Massachusetts employers faced “pay or play” rules under the state’s Health Care Reform Act. Under the Fair Share Contribution rule, certain employers faced a penalty of up [...]

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Health Care Reform: Pay or Play Penalties for Failing to Offer Dependent Coverage

As implementation of the employer mandate (“pay or play”) penalties under the Affordable Care Act move forward, the IRS has been providing answers to some questions that have been raised. As you may know, an applicable large employer may owe a penalty if: The employer does not offer health coverage to the dependents of its [...]

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IRS Releases Final Rules on ACA Reporting Requirements

On March 5, 2014, the IRS released final regulations regarding some of the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act. These reporting requirements apply to health insurance issuers, self-insured health plan sponsors, government agencies that administer government-sponsored health insurance programs and any other entity that provides minimum essential coverage. We encourage you to download our Compliance [...]

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Health Care Reform: Pay or Play Rules: Calculating Hours of Service for Non-Hourly Employees

For many employers — including those who are quickly growing and those who are well-established as “large employers” — the impending impact of the Pay or Play rules under the Affordable Care Act has been on their radar for quite a while. Recently, the IRS published clarification on the definition of “hours of service” in [...]

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Health Care Reform News: Employer Mandate Rule Changes and Delays

On February 10th, 2014, the U.S. Treasury announced a number of regulations that significantly impact the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, rules and deadlines regarding the implementation of the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (or “Pay or Play”) were released and/or delayed. To help your company understand how these rule changes and additions may impact you, here [...]

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Weekly Roundup, 1/17/14: Articles on HR, Employee Benefits, & Finance

Here’s our weekly roundup (week ending 1/17/2014) of articles that may benefit CFOs, HR professionals, employee benefit specialists, and others. We hope that you find them helpful. If you have questions on how any of these topics impact your business, please contact our team. Connecting with millennials about voluntary benefits This article from BenefitsPro highlights [...]

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