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Got Letter 226J from the IRS? Here's what you need to know.

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

At the end of 2017, the IRS began sending Letter 226J to Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) as a proposed assessment of Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (ESRPs) under the Affordable Care Act. If the IRS determines one or more full-time equivalent employees enrolled to receive health care coverage on a government exchange and received a premium tax credit/federal premium subsidy, they will send this proposed assessment letter to the employer. This is the first step in the process to enforce ESRP requirements under the ACA.

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ACA terms to know

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

While the future of healthcare in America has been uncertain for most of this year, the ACA 2017 reporting deadline is right around the corner. After a year of back and forth, we’ve reached a point where we know not much can change on Capitol Hill between now and the looming 2018 deadline. To best manage and report on ACA compliance, there's a lot you need to know about the employer provisions that affect many U.S. employers.

As an HR manager, you need to know the ins and outs of these provisions so you can proactively manage ACA compliance in your organization. That starts with knowing your ACA vocabulary—what do all those acronyms mean anyway?

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ACA Reporting Deadlines for 2018

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM by John Duval

 

While it seems a lot is up in the air with healthcare in America, employers are asking about the Affordable Care Act and their responsibilites. While the GOP continues to make efforts to repeal (and possibly replace) the ACA, the current rules remain in place. The IRS is still moving forward with ACA reporting on the 2017 tax year with 2018 deadlines. As an employer, you cannot afford to wait to see how things play out in Congress. The risks are too high. Employers must continue tracking ACA compliance and be prepared for ACA reporting in 2018. 

To address some confusion many employers have had surrounding ACA reporting deadlines, we’re giving you the dates Human Resources needs to know about ACA reporting deadlines in 2018.

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[HR Roundup] ACA repeal rejected, competitive hiring market + more HR news

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM by John Duval

This month, all eyes have been locked on the Senate. Debates surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the future of American healthcare continue on Capitol Hill. But that’s not all that’s been happening in HR news lately. In July, the USCIS released a new I-9 form and we gained insight into employers’ hiring plans for the rest of the year. Keep reading for this month’s HR roundup, with the HR news you need to know.  

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[HR Roundup] ACA repeal vote delayed, employee benefits trends + more HR news

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 1:15:00 PM by John Duval

 June marked the official beginning of summer—but that has not slowed down the happenings in the world of Human Resources. In our June edition of the HR Roundup, we’re bringing you news from Capitol Hill, the Department of Labor, and our friends at SHRM. So grab a limeade, and read about the latest workplace regulation updates and HR trends.

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