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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. .

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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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.

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.

Virtual Onboarding: The 5 Keys to Success in 2022

Speaker: Kate Pavlina and Jon-Paul Jaramillo

The pandemic made virtual onboarding our new reality. Initially seen as a band-aid solution, it is quickly becoming a permanent part of the new world of work. Join this webinar, featuring guests from Amazon and Sundt, to uncover a tried-and-tested framework for virtual onboarding––and how to bring the experience to life.

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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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.

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.

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.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

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.

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

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

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.

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.

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 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.

How the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

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

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

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.

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?

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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Swiping Right on HR Tech: How Tinder and Southern Cross Automate Their Hiring & Onboarding Process

Speaker: Nora Diaz de Leon and Nicole Moore

Paperwork, endless email threads, and other manual tasks have kept HR from focusing on what they do best. sound familiar? Sign up for this webinar from Tinder and Southern Cross, to learn how they use the latest in HR tech to streamline their hiring and onboarding experience.

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.

State ACA Reporting and Furnishing Deadlines for Employers

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Employers ringing in the New Year should remember that several states ’ have additional ACA filing and furnishing obligations that must be completed for the 2021 tax year.

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.

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.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

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.

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 ?

IRS Proposes Automatic Extension for Furnishing 1095-C Forms

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In a rather surprising turn of events, the IRS released proposed regulations that add an automatic extension to the furnishing deadline of the ACA’s 1095-C and 1095-B forms. Under the proposed IRS regulations , employers will have up to 30 days extra from the annual deadline of January 31.

IRS Issues Final 2021 ACA Reporting Instructions

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On December 9, 2021, the IRS published the final ACA reporting instructions for the 2021 tax year , including the final 1094-C and 1095-C forms. As expected, the forms and instructions are nearly identical to the draft forms released in July.

How to Create an Employer Brand That Attracts the Best Global Talent

Your employer brand not only affects your reputation and performance but your ability to attract and retain global talent. In this article, learn effective employer branding strategies, ways to communicate your employer brand, and more.

ACA Special Enrollment Period Garners 1 Million Signups

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3 min read. President Biden’s special enrollment period has already generated 1 million additional signups on the federal ACA health exchange.