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Tag: aca compliance

ACA Compliance Podcast: Penalties and Next Steps

Alicia Half from ETC Companies gives us the run down on the current ACA Compliance environment and advice on next steps an employer can take if they are facing a penalty.

What Happens if an Employee Misses Open Enrollment?

Open enrollment can be an extremely stressful and overwhelming time for both you and your employees. It is typically the only time during the year in which employees can make changes to their benefits choices, such as adding or dropping coverage, adding or dropping dependents, or enrolling in benefits for […]

ACA Remains in Force, Despite Court Ruling It’s Unconstitutional

A Texas federal district judge on Friday,  Dec. 14, 2018, held that the individual mandate was unconstitutional, and the remainder of the ACA was invalid and unenforceable in Texas v U.S. The court reasoned that without the individual mandate tax penalty, which was reduced to zero effective Jan. 1, 2019, under the […]

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Rhetoric v. Reality: What is the Future for the Employer Mandate & Reporting?

With Republicans in control of the White House and both houses of Congress since 2016, many expected or hoped that the Affordable Care Act, in its entirety, would be a thing of the past by now. For Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), who may have anticipated relief from the employer mandate […]

IRS Publishes Indexed ACA Affordability Percentages for 2019

In Rev. Proc. 2018-34, the IRS issued the indexed affordability percentages relevant to applicable large employers (ALEs) who must offer minimum essential coverage meeting certain requirements to fulltime employees and their dependents or risk exposure to employer shared responsibility penalties. In 2019, such coverage will be deemed “affordable” if the […]