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By: Marissa Dalmata

October 10th, 2017

What Employers Need to Know About the 2017 1095/1094-C

1095-C | Healthcare Compliance

On September 28, 2017, the IRS released the new forms 1095-C and 1094-C to be used for mandatory 2017 reporting.  The 1095-C and 1094-C are used by Applicable Large Employer groups under the Affordable Care Act to fulfill IRS Code Section 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements. In laymans terms, they communicate: To whom did you offer health benefits? Was it affordable? Did it provide minimum value? Unless you're a new ALE in 2017, this should be old-hat by now. Here's what you need to know for 2017.

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By: Matt Ingold

September 27th, 2017

Slight Twist To Consider for 2018 ACA Affordability

Healthcare Compliance

The new ACA affordability rate released by the IRS took a slight twist for 2018—it went down this year. For employers, this means that depending on the affordability safe harbor you are using, you may be contributing more toward employees than in previous years. Of course, in most cases we’re looking at a change in contribution of a few dollars per month. For example, an employer using the W2 safe harbor, when considering a $30,000 salaried employee, will have to pay an additional $3.25/month or $39 annually, should he or she be toeing the affordability line to stay compliant.

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By: Jason Barnes

August 17th, 2017

25 Sayings that Indicate You Need a New Health Plan Strategy

Healthcare Compliance | Smart Benefits

Applying yesterday’s health plan strategy to today’s market can produce some rotten emotions around renewal season. If you find yourself or your staff murmuring one or more of the following, you might be ripe for considering a new health plan strategy.

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By: John Dalmata

August 16th, 2017

IRS Confirms ACA Mandate Penalties Still in Effect

Healthcare Compliance

Dropping a quick update to clarify some recent confusion regarding the state of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer and Individual Mandate penalties.

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3 Most Common Mistake Employers Make When Offering Benefits

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

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By: Marissa Dalmata

May 8th, 2017

Congress Passes the AHCA...What's it Mean for Employers?

Healthcare Compliance

The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4. So what? Taking a “we’ll make some changes, then the Senate makes some changes” approach to repealing and replacing Obamacare, the Senate assures that the bill is far from earning the simple majority required to pass in the Senate and land on President Trump’s desk. To the contrary, many in the Senate called the bill “dead on arrival.” What are employers to take away from it all? We are a far cry from repeal and replace. For at least another year we can expect the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate to remain intact, to include annual 1095-C reporting for employees and the IRS.

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By: Jason Barnes

April 3rd, 2017

FMLA and NY Paid Family Leave: How Do They Coincide?

Healthcare Compliance

At the Capital Region Human Resource Associations 2017 One-Day Conference, nationally recognized labor attorney, John Bagyi, Esq., provided a brief overview of the draft NY Paid Family Leave regulations released last February, and discussed how the regulation will interact with FMLA. Always amazes me how Mr. Bagyi can take the dryest of regulatory topics, pepper them with story, and make them sticky for the audience.  In this brief blog, I've pulled some tables and notes from his March 23rd presentation for readers to have a quick-fact sheet on what to expect for NY Paid Family Leave come next January. Of note, the NY Workers' Compensation Board will be receiving comments on the draft regulation through April 7, 2017. Final regualtions are anticipated this June, as participating insurance companies will need ample time to finalize new products to bring to market. 

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By: Matt Ingold

March 8th, 2017

American Health Care Act Unveiled...What Does it Mean for Obamacare?

Healthcare Compliance

Yes, it’s true, the House Ways and Means Committee has released their portion of the Affordable Care Act “repeal and replace” bill. Already, this is generating a lot of churn and discussion in the media regarding individual and employer mandate reporting requirements for 2017. This is where we advise everyone to pause, and take a breath.

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By: Matt Ingold

January 3rd, 2017

What’s at Risk for Appeal in the Affordable Care Act in Early 2017?

Healthcare Compliance

With less than 3 weeks between today and Inauguration Day, there is a lot of speculation about the future of the Affordable Care Act. In this blog we’ll be reviewing the likely tactic of Budget Reconciliation that Congress will use to rapidly repeal the ACA, and discuss which provisions can and cannot be impacted by this tactic.

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Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.

Before you leave...

Mistakes are expensive, especially when building benefit plans.

We've outlined the 3 most common mistakes employers make when offering benefits in a quick ebook. Get your copy free when you subscribe to our blog.