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Measuring ACA Eligibility Through the Look-Back Method

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In the modern business market, you’re conditioned to look toward the future. We all are. And that’s one thing that can make successfully navigating the Affordable Care Act (ACA) more difficult, because it isn’t just enough to look to the future when it comes to your ACA compliance.

Understanding ACA affordability safe harbor options

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As mandated by the ACA, eligible employers must offer healthcare that meets minimum essential coverage (MEC) requirements to 95 percent of their full-time employees and their dependents. The law also indicates your employees’ required contribution must be no more than 9.5

ACA penalties and what they mean for your company

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In the past we’ve talked quite extensively about the importance of adhering to the ACA Employer Mandate and what it can mean for companies like yours if you fail to do so.

Keeping up with IRS Letter 226-J

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A year ago the IRS began issuing Letter 226-J notifying employers — those that may not have complied with section 4980H(a) and (b) of the ACA employer mandate during the 2015 tax year — of the penalties they may face for non-compliance.

The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

Q4 Health Reform and Legislative Updates

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What recent ACA changes mean for states, insurers and you

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While the pace of ACA news in mainstream media has slowed, health reform and changes to ACA-related regulations and revisions continue. So, we wanted to spend our blog today digging a little deeper into what you need to know and how these changes will affect states, insurers and you.

House May Vote on ACA Employer Mandate Act this Week

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September 12, 2018. Despite legal challenges and the repeal of the individual mandate late last year, the ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions have prevailed. This week, these employer provisions will be put to further test with a House vote on the Save American Workers Act of 2018. Yet, due to budget impact and lack of Senate support it is unlikely this bill will become law. House leaders hope to vote on H.R. 3798, known as the Save American Workers Act of 2018, this week.

IRS Releases Draft Copies of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

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The IRS released 2018 draft copies of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C on July 11 and those of us in the industry immediately began looking for changes. Similar to last year, there were few changes to be found. The draft forms are typically indicative of what the final version of forms will look like. Form 1094-C void of changes. Aside from expected date changes, it appears there are no alterations to the draft edition of Form 1094-C when compared to the final 2017 version.

Workforce data integration helps employers uncover valuable insights

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Data has always been an important aspect of business. When businesses analyze data sets, they can make practical and educated conclusions to improve business practices, capitalize on workforce trends, and improve their bottom line. At Health e(fx), our technology integrates benefits, payroll and HRIS data and transforms these files into unparalleled insights to help employers save money, reduce ACA compliance risks and optimize their workforce strategies.

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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Annual enrollment starts with ACA eligibility

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At Health e(fx) we understand the stress some departments feel during annual enrollment. We make it our goal to reduce the complexity of ACA compliance. If you’re feeling the pain of annual enrollment, our technology solution can help you simplify the process of offering benefits to your benefits-eligible employee population. We do this through several key differentiators. ACA eligibility determination support. Our technology leads the market in ability to determine benefits eligibility.

REMINDER: PCORI FEE DUE JULY 31

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For employers who sponsor self-insured health plans, the annual fee to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is due by July 31, 2017. The fee should be filed on the employer’s second quarter Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return, IRS Form 720.

Here’s how to explain ACA penalties to your C-suite and get results

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Life in HR can be challenging and that’s putting it lightly. Managing the on-and off-boarding of employees, supporting perks and wellness initiatives and ensuring compensation equity can all be taxing. But it’s the managing of the health reform mandate, that has many HR professionals feeling the extra pressure these days.

Respond to Employer Mandate Assessment Letter 226-J in 3 steps

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The IRS has notified some employers with Letter 226-J that they may be liable to pay penalties for failing to comply with the ACA employer mandate during the 2015 tax year. First and foremost, the IRS is identifying those organizations that did not offer coverage to 95% of their full-time eligible employees.

HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

Five Things Employees Need to Know About the Individual Marketplace

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Attracting and retaining a talented, committed workforce is crucial for employers. Research shows that employees’ attitudes toward their health and retirement benefits correspond with their employment choices, as well as with their levels of commitment and engagement. Health benefits and retirement funds are consistently in the top two employee valued benefits.

Q4 – 2016 ACA Legislative Update

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Health e(fx)’s goal is to help remove the complexities of Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance so that you are able to focus on the success of your employees and your business.

ACA Legislative Update – Quarter Two, 2016

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July 20, 2016. Congratulations! The 2015 filing season is now behind you and it is time to focus on the upcoming annual open enrollment and the 2016 filing of your Forms 1095 and 1094. It is amazing that this time of year is already upon us.

Marketplace Subsidy Notices

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Marketplace Subsidy Notices: Best Practices for Employers. June 2016 was a busy month for benefits professionals!

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Regulations and Requirements for Forms 1094 and 1095 Corrections

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As we near the end of the initial IRS submission date, it is a good time to review the necessary steps to correct the errors that the IRS has found.

95% Compliant: New Year, New ACA Changes

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In December 2015, the IRS extended the deadline for ACA reporting Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, providing some large employers with yet another opportunity to avoid ACA reporting penalties.

ACA Legislative Update, March 2016

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The 2016 limits and penalty amounts. It has been a busy quarter and now that we are past part one of 2015 filing, we are diligently preparing for the IRS filing of Form 1094-C.

Health e(fx) at Benefitfocus One Place 2016: 95% Compliant: New Year, New ACA Changes

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In December 2015, the IRS extended the deadline for ACA reporting Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, providing some large employers with yet another opportunity to avoid ACA reporting penalties.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

ACA Legislative Update Fall 2015

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The next phase of the Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) mandate.

Legislative Changes Employers Should Be Aware of for 2015 and Beyond

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Legislative Changes Employers Should Be Aware of for 2015 and Beyond. Since early June, conversations about the Affordable Care Act have ranged from the Supreme Court decision and the impact of the court’s decision to penalty updates, reporting changes, and updates to benefit maximums.

What You Need to Know About Forms 1094 & 1095: A Simplified Guide

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2016 IRS Draft Form 1094/1095 Instructions Dated 8/1/2016. What are the 1094/1095 series forms? Employers with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) that are required to offer health insurance coverage and report enrollment information for their employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) file Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms 1094 and 1095.

3 Ways to Make Headcount Data More Impactful to Your CEO

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A simple tally of employees should be shared without controversy, but when an HR executive presents the headcount report during the monthly P&L meeting with the CEO and CFO, it can become the most contentious item on the agenda.

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Top Skills of High Performing HR Data Scientists

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The support of the CHRO and other key leaders can go a long way in ensuring organization-wide interest in people analytics, but you will need other enablers to evangelize adoption. Many roles contribute to successful people analytics enablement.

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Employee Check-Ins: 6 Essential Components for Success

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Everything #HR Needs to Know About Prescriptive Analytics

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We’ve discussed several aspects of technology in this HR technology series. Today I wanted to share a concept that we should be a bit more focused on: prescriptive analytics. Technology now allows us to do more than just process information, it helps us make decisions.

6 Steps for Ethically Sound People Analytics

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Dirk Petersen of Insight222 shares his sage advice on data ethics and how people analytics teams can successfully build up this capability. In late July 2017, a Who’s Who of Silicon Valley people analytics leaders came together at Intel.

Live Webinar: Our Gift to You – 12 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Recruiting in 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, make the resolution to get your recruiting processes dialed in. Attract top talent by providing a cohesive and enticing experience that get candidates in the door and excited about your company. Join Alissa Bencks, VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Wonderlic and leading Recruiter Rick Powell in a joint webinar to learn how you can drive more candidates to each opening, 'sell' your company to top candidates, and create a positive brand image with your recruiting efforts this holiday season with 12 tips for a more impactful hiring process.

Transform Company Culture with Good Communication Analytics

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