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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. .

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These Industries are Most at Risk for ACA Penalties From the IRS

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The home healthcare, staffing, restaurant, and construction industries are under fire from the IRS for failing to comply with the ACA. Organizations within these industries have been shocked to receive….

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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.

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The Informed Rewards Leader: Driving Adoption and Evaluating Your Benefits Structure

Speaker: Gretchen Jorbin - Director of Total Rewards at Human Interest

Join total rewards expert Gretchen Jorbin for an insightful discussion on how to help your organization and its employees make the best benefits decisions.

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IRS Memo Signals Importance of Proper Employee Classification in ACA Compliance

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The Department of Labor (DOL) and IRS recently issued an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the way the two agencies identify and enforce employee misclassifications. The agencies make clear….

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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.

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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.

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Returning to Work: Rehiring Employees After COVID-19 and the Impact on ACA Compliance

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4 minute read: As states begin to relax their stay at home orders and businesses look to reopen post COVID-19 Pandemic, Employers should start thinking about how bringing back furloughed or temporarily laid off employees affects their ongoing ACA compliance obligations.

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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.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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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.

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Rhode Island Permanently Extends ACA Filing Deadlines

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ACA filing for the 2022 tax year is fast approaching. Employers with operations in Rhode Island should take note of the recent changes made regarding ACA filing and furnishing. Late…. The post Rhode Island Permanently Extends ACA Filing Deadlines first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Final Regulations Amend Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits

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The IRS recently issued final regulations on the use of Premium Tax Credits (PTCs), resolving the “family glitch” and extending PTC eligibility beyond individuals to family members. As a result,…. The post Final Regulations Amend Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits first appeared on The ACA Times.

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At a Glance: 2023 ACA State Reporting

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It’s time to prepare ACA state filings for the 2022 tax year. Is your organization ready? As a reminder, on an annual basis, employers must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C… The post At a Glance: 2023 ACA State Reporting first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Guide: Your Talent Acquisition Roadmap for 2023

Updated with the latest labor market data for 2023, our popular annual roadmap offers a look at this new era of recovery recruiting. In it, we explore the seasonal cycles of TA and offer strategies to ensure competitive victory in hiring year-round.

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Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet

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ACA open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is just over a month away, and this time, individuals may have more options and a better experience than years prior. The post Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet first appeared on The ACA Times.

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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.

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There’s Been an Uptick in ACA Enrollment – Here’s Why

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Record numbers of Americans are enrolling in affordable healthcare through state and federal marketplaces.

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Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional

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Just when you thought the ACA was finally out of the line of fire, another lawsuit questioning its constitutionality makes its way to the forefront. This time it’s an attack…. The post Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Onboarding Retrospective - A Different Path to Better Onboarding Experiences

Speaker: Carrie Missele - Practice Lead, Learning and Development at Inspirant Group

In this webinar, Carrie Missele will walk you through the process of developing an effective onboarding program that leads to a happy a happy new hire!

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Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies

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Late last week news broke regarding a $300 billion bill that would extend the enhanced ACA subsidies issued via Premium Tax Credits (PTC) through 2025. It all started when Senator…. The post Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies first appeared on The ACA Times.

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ACA Affordability Drops to Historic Low for 2023 Tax Year

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Last week the IRS announced the affordability percentage for Premium Tax Credits (PTCs) and employee contributions for employer-sponsored health coverage. In IRS Rev. Proc 2022-34, the agency makes clear that….

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HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557

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Trends to eliminate discrimination in all facets of the workplace continue to take hold across the country. Health and Human Services (HHS) is the latest government agency to make this…. The post HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Millions to Lose Coverage if American Rescue Plan PTCs Expire

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Enhanced Premium Tax Credit (PTC) subsidies introduced via the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are set to expire this December, and the consequences could be serious. Before diving into what could…. The post Millions to Lose Coverage if American Rescue Plan PTCs Expire first appeared on The ACA Times.

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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.

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AIR Portal Opens for 2022: Time to Review ACA Filings

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Earlier this week the IRS announced that the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) portal will open tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2023, at 6:00 a.m. Pacific time. As a result…. The post AIR Portal Opens for 2022: Time to Review ACA Filings first appeared on The ACA Times.

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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.

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ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2023

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In late 2022, the IRS issued an update regarding Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for 2023. Namely, that they are increasing. For plans that end on or after October…. The post ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2023 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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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?

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The AI Conundrum: How HR Can Prepare for the Storm of Change

Speaker: Kate Bischoff - CEO and Founder of k8bisch LLC (formerly tHRive Law & Consulting)

In this webinar, Kate Bischoff, a leading expert in HR technology and law, will address the changing future of AI in HR.

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Federal and State ACA Reporting and Furnishing Deadlines for Employers

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With a new year upon us, employers should prepare to complete ACA reporting and furnishing requirements for the 2022 tax year. As part of the annual requirements, Applicable Large Employers….

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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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IRS Issues Final 2022 ACA Reporting Instructions

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Late last week, the IRS issued the final ACA reporting instructions for the 2022 tax year, which include both the 1094-C and 1095-C forms to be filed and furnished in…. The post IRS Issues Final 2022 ACA Reporting Instructions first appeared on The ACA Times.

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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

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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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.

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