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Get to Know the ACA’s Rule of Parity

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3 minute read. Without the proper tools or subject matter expertise, tackling the responsibilities of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate on your own can be overwhelming. .

Workforce Changes Now Will Affect ACA Reporting Later

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3 minute read: Several weeks into quarantine and social distancing, many are wondering when the country will reopen. As of April 20, 42 states had placed shelter in place orders. Roughly 316 million Americans are being affected by the orders and many of those are experiencing a varying degree of change regarding their employment status. While some states have begun to lift those restrictions, the process of rebuilding the economy will be long and arduous.

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Wage Fixing Indictment Has Implications for Employers

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3 minute read: A recent federal wage-fixing indictment against the former owner of a health care staffing company indicates that the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is taking a closer look at the competition in labor markets.

Workforce Management, ACA Compliance and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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13 minute read: Compliance with the various employer provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be complicated under normal employment conditions. As employers face the incredibly difficult business climate created by the COVID-19 Pandemic and use the various workforce management tools at their disposal to keep their businesses alive during this crisis, it is important to understand how this may affect your current and ongoing ACA compliance.

What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

Challenges in ACA Compliance during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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3 minute read: As businesses across the country shutter their doors, reduce their hours and move to remote working to comply with various state or local stay at home orders to combat the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic, employers are assessing their options for workforce management. This includes considering furloughs, leave policies, terminations and more.

New PTC Data is Cause For Concern For Employers

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Employers should review their ACA compliance processes carefully in light of new data issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Below we’ve identified why. Key PTC findings. Health exchange enrollees claimed an estimated total of 9.7

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Insights in ACA Compliance during the Pandemic

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3 minute read: As employers across the country continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and work to comply with various state or local stay at home orders to combat the spread of the disease, employers have also been bombarded with information regarding the various workforce management tools at their disposal to keep their businesses alive during this crises.

What You Need to Know: ACA Rule of Parity, COVID-19 Pandemic and Temporary Layoffs

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4 minute read: The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is putting a strain on all aspects of life in the United States right now. For businesses, they are struggling with closures, decreased demand, work from home policies, furloughs, reduced hours, temporary layoffs and more.

These Industries Are at Risk for ACA Penalties from the IRS

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3 minute read: The home health care, staffing, restaurant and construction industries are under fire from the IRS for failing to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Companies within these industries have been shocked to receive ACA penalty notices from the IRS that they are in the millions of dollars. Of course, all types of organizations – school districts, municipal governments, non-profits, other industries – are receiving IRS penalty notices.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

The 2022 ACA 101 Toolkit is Here

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The ACA’s requirements are constantly evolving and with new deadlines, increasing penalty amounts, and changing affordability thresholds the stakes are high. That’s why we created the ACA 101 Toolkit.

IRS Backlog Expected to Clear By End of 2022

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The IRS has made significant progress in the historic backlog it’s still facing, but it still has a long way to go. Chief IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig anticipates clearing the backlog by the end of this year.

The Affordable Care Act, and Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore It [UPDATE]

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5 minute read: It’s always interesting to look back and see how the contours of a law changes in time. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is no exception. I wrote a five-part series about the ACA for “Construction Business Owners Magazine” in 2015. I found it interesting to revisit these articles. I share this first article in that series, with some updates, to provide some perspective on the ACA for those of you who are involved with ACA compliance.

ACA Penalties Are Increasing in 2022

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The IRS penalty amounts for non-compliance of the ACA’s Employer Mandate are again increasing in 2022. . Below is a rundown of the new penalty amounts and how the IRS will assess them. . 4980H(a) Penalty. For the 2022 tax year, the 4980H(a) penalty amount is $229.17

Hire Global to Grow Global: A Conversation with A Global Recruiting & HR Expert

Speaker: Janice Stack, CEBS, Global Human Resources Executive

The digital age has given us access to a workforce beyond geopolitical boundaries. While this new access can increase productivity, it often comes with its own set of obstacles. Join Janice Stack, Global Human Resources Executive, for this insightful webinar on the ins-and-outs of expanding your team globally.

ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2022

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Earlier this month the IRS issued a notice indicating that the fees associated with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are increasing this year. For plans that end on or after October 1, 2021, and before October 1, 2022, the PCORI rate per covered individual is $2.79.

ACA Signups for Open Enrollment Hit Record Highs

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Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year ends later this week but ACA signups are already hitting record new highs. Kaiser Health News cites a record-breaking 13.6 million Americans already signed up for 2022 coverage through an ACA marketplace exchange. The closest number of total signups was 12.7

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1095-C Codes for the 2021 Tax Year

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It’s 2022 and time to begin preparing the annual 1095-C filings with the IRS and select state governments. Are you ready? If you need a refresher on the different 1095-C coding options for this year, we’ve got you covered. Below are all of the different coding options for Line 14 of the 1095-C Form.

Understanding ACA Compliance And Utilizing Staffing Firms

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By now it should come as no surprise that maintaining ACA compliance is a confusing and at times difficult task. We know the basics: Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) with 50 or more full-time (FT) employees or full-time equivalents must offer affordable minimum essential coverage to its FT staff. That much is known. However, what happens when an employer utilizes staffing firms for a considerable portion of its staff?

Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

Remember, No Good Faith Transition Relief This Year

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With the New Year just a few short weeks out, employers should remember that 2020 was the final year for Good Faith Transition Relief. That means filing late or inaccurate ACA information this year could cost you an IRS penalty — no exceptions.

2022 ACA Deadlines To Avoid IRS Penalties

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Employers preparing for a smooth 2021 filing season should keep in mind the important ACA deadlines to avoid IRS penalties. Every year, Applicable Large Employers (ALES) must file and furnish their ACA information to the IRS as required by the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

How Build Back Back Better Would Reshape U.S. Healthcare

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With the Infrastructure Bill now officially signed into law, Congress will now shift its focus onto the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better proposal. In its current version, the plan could reshape U.S. healthcare and the ACA.

Have a Handle on ACA Compliance? Let ACA Vitals Decide

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ACA reporting is heading into its seventh year, yet, many organizations still face significant obstacles to meeting the requirements of the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

Where is Everyone? Breaking Down the Talent Shortage Myth & the Great Resignation

Speaker: Ellie Dailey, Global Recruiting Expert and Team Lead for BetterUp Europe GTM Recruiting via Russell Tobin

Businesses everywhere appear to be experiencing a so-called talent shortage and repercussions to 2021’s “Great Resignation." To address what this is and how this is affecting recruiting, we need to consider issues such as the Employer Value Propositions –– Values, Mission, Vision –– and how to actually walk the walk.

How Will a New Era of Healthcare Entrepreneurs Be Impacted by the ACA?

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At some point, the gig economy was bound to expand into industries most never imagined. With the growing rate of Americans taking on some form of a job within the gig economy , it’s become something that many employers are seeking to understand and, in the case of the federal government, regulate. The healthcare industry is no exception.

ACA Looks Strong Heading into 2022 Open Enrollment

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The ACA is receiving some of the highest approval ratings since it was first signed into law in 2010. According to a June poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) , 53% of American adults are in favor of the ACA and only 35% find the law unfavorable.

IRS Releases Further Guidance on COBRA Continuation Coverage

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The IRS recently issued a notice that further clarifies the usage of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage as amended via the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

Health Carriers Are Benefiting From The ACA

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Several health carriers are experiencing growth because of the recent Affordable Care Act advancements. Most notably is CVS Health Corp. and its affiliated health insurance business, Aetna.

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CMS Proposed Rule to Provide Greater Access to ACA Coverage

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The Biden administration is yet again making strides to bolster the Affordable Care Act. This time, it’s through a proposed rule that aims to strengthen the ACA’s federal and state health exchanges.

IRS Proposed Ruling Could Change ACA Affordability

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Last month the IRS published a proposed regulation that would amend the existing rule regarding employer-sponsored Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) for family members of an employee. .

IRS Affordability Safe Harbors Help Avoid ACA Penalties

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4 minute read: How exactly do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the Affordable Care Act ?

ACA Enrollment Reaches 35 Million Signups

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Following the 2021 tax year, the ACA has garnered the highest number of enrollments it has ever seen. Over 35 million Americans have obtained health coverage because of the ACA, according to a report issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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ACA Penalty Letter 226J on The Rise

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The last several years have been difficult for the IRS, but now that the historic backlog has an end date , the agency is making significant progress on a long list of to-do items, including issuing ACA penalties.

IRS Limited Non-Assessment Periods Help Avoid ACA Penalties

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4 minute read. The Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions (ESRP) under the Affordable Care Act may seem straightforward, but, in reality, complying with them can be challenging and time-consuming.

How to Handle ACA Filing Corrections With the IRS

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3 minute read: If you found yourself in a situation where you received receipt of your ACA information returns for 2020 with a status of “Accepted with Errors,” you’re not alone and you need to make filing corrections.

[UPDATE] What Employers Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit

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3 minute read: The latest IRS Notice 2021-23 provides additional rules on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) with respect to quarter one and quarter two of the 2021 tax year. .

Using the Candidate Experience to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

In this informative webinar, Kevin Grossman, President of Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.