Category Archives: Health Care Reform

Big Data for ACA Compliance
05.17.16 |

Big Data for ACA Compliance

Big data is an increasingly important tool for ACA compliance as the government’s complex health care reform continues to roll out. Organizations with compliance gaps will not only face frustration and steep penalties, but also stress their limited IT and human resource capacities. The ACA has transformed what was once an annual enrollment event into…Read More »

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Cadillac Tax is Delayed, but Not Gone

For employers, a big break: the 40% excise tax on high-cost health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), commonly referred to as the Cadillac tax, has been delayed for two years and will now go into effect for tax years after 2019. In addition, this Tax was modified to be deductible, and a study…Read More »

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[Infographic] Getting Up to Speed on ACA Reporting Requirements

As an employer, did you know the penalties for making errors on ACA reporting have more than doubled this year? Under the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which was enacted in June 2015, the maximum penalty for failure to file and failure to furnish required information returns (including Forms 1095-C) has now doubled to $6 million…Read More »

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Steep Penalties Face Employers That Don’t File Accurate ACA Information Returns

As part of the Trade Preferences Extension Act signed into law by President Obama in June 2015, employers that fail to file correct information returns with the IRS or fail to provide correct payee statements could face steep penalties[1]. The increased penalties would apply to returns and statements to be filed after December 31, 2015…Read More »

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IRS Releases Final 2015 ACA Reporting Forms and Instructions

On September 16th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final Forms 1094-B and 1095-B, Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, and corresponding form instructions for tax year 2015. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C will be used by employers to report offers of health insurance coverage made to their full-time employees. The final forms did not include any major…Read More »

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Your Biggest New ACA Compliance Challenge is – A Piece of Paper?

Author and educator, Booker T. Washington, once said, “Success is to be measured by the obstacles you have to overcome.” His observation is right on the money when you consider that some of the most daunting obstacles facing businesses involve regulatory compliance. For example, new rules, regulations, and forms have made the Affordable Care Act…Read More »


[INFOGRAPHIC] Your “To Do” List Just Got Bigger – Compliments of the ACA

American founding father, Benjamin Franklin, had some timeless advice for people facing big deadlines: “You may delay, but time will not.” Fast forward from the 18th century to the present and his words still ring true – especially if you are an employer who is coming face-to-face with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Annual Reporting Requirements….Read More »

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ACA – A Blueprint for Employers

Employers, take note. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affecting every one of you – administratively, financially, and otherwise – more than you realize. In particular, it will influence how you design and make health care benefits available to your employees. You vitally need to understand the implications,  especially the financial risks involved. After all, failure to comply with the ACA could…Read More »


Other Considerations Related to the ACA

The implementation of the ACA has a number of business implications, but perhaps one of the biggest challenges involves the timely submission of corporate tax forms. Tax experts within each company may be responsible for interpreting how this new law affects the finances and resources of the company and ensuring accurate reporting. There are a…Read More »

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Payroll’s Process toward ACA Compliance

In our continuing series of blog posts about integrating the ACA in business practices, so far we’ve taken a look at how information technology, human resources and finance departments may be affected. The payroll department also plays an important role in ACA compliance. Payroll and timekeeping are often particularly difficult to manage because of the…Read More »


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