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Top ACA Stories You Should Follow in 2020

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Changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2020 will continue to require focused attention by organizations to keep up with changing, eliminated, or new requirements. ACA stories.

Understanding your HSA Qualified Expenses

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Your Health Savings Account, or HSA, is an incredible benefit and resource for you to use, and is quite simple to utilize. First you need to understand HSA qualified expenses. What is an HSA?

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How to Keep Up with ACA News

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As the CEO of Tango Health, I’m often asked how I keep track of the everchanging landscape of the Affordable Care Act. Most of my methodology is to regularly review a few critical websites and ACA news outlets and keep my ears open.

California Individual Mandate Signed into Law

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The California Governor signed the individual mandate bill AB-414 into law on July 2, 2019. The State had already issued proposed legislation for a comprehensive individual mandate to take effect on January 1, 2020.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

4 Reasons to Focus on Employee Financial Wellness for a Healthy Retirement

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From making 401(k) contributions to helping employees open their HSAs , employers play an important role in offering support for employee financial wellness during retirement. But here’s what every benefits professional should know.

What Constitutes “Affordable” for Employees Under the ACA?

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The concept of “affordability” for a given item can be unclear and be subject to much interpretation. In the context of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), affordability is defined precisely and numerically.

What You Need to Know: Hiring Interns & Other ACA Seasonal Employees

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As summer approaches, one trend we start to see is hiring interns & other ACA seasonal employees. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations, there are no special exceptions for paid interns.

How Controlled Group Rules Under ACA Impact Smaller Employers

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How Common Ownership Affects ACA Compliance Requirements Under IRS regulations, employers with less than 50 full-time-equivalent employees (FTEs) that are part of a “controlled group” may be subject to “pay or play” penalties under the Affordable Care Act.

6 Healthcare Travel Tips to Share with Your Employees

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The holiday season is coming and probably one of the last things on your employees’ minds is planning ahead for their healthcare before they begin their travels. This is your opportunity to send out a few reminders to peak their interest in thinking about a few important topics.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

The Latest Healthcare Transparency Rules for Employers

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Theory: New healthcare transparency rules provide employees with greater transparency into hospital and doctor pricing, but faces an uphill battle against the industry who rely on negotiated rates staying hidden.

New Jersey Individual Mandate: Update on Reporting Requirements

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New Jersey Issues New Guidance on 1094-C and 1095-C Reporting The New Jersey Individual Mandate law went into effect on January 1, 2019.

7 Proven Incentives to Increase Employee Survey Participation

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Gathering employee data is easy when you’re a 10-person startup: simply hold a team meeting. But what if you’re a company with hundreds—or thousands—of employees? Enter the employee survey.

Improve Your HSA Education When You Tackle These 6 Myths

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In some ways, becoming a benefits professional is to become a teacher. From strategizing open enrollment campaigns to planning benefits fairs, you are always educating employees on benefits.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

10 Tips for Requesting a Benefits Decision Support Budget

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Fostering better open enrollment decisions for your employees doesn’t happen on its own. It takes time. It takes resources. And often, it takes benefits decision support software to make it happen.

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What You Need to Do To Be Prepared for ACA Filing

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There are many moving parts that go into preparing for ACA filing. Our suggestion is to keep up with sending ACA data to your vendor and reviewing ACA compliance throughout the year to avoid increasing penalties.

How the Latest Executive Order Affects You

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President Trump signed an executive order on June 24 th to encourage the increased use of HSAs and further healthcare transparency. This executive order may be the start of much-needed relief for Americans cut-out of the tax-saving benefits of HSAs.

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Why State Healthcare Individual Mandates are Becoming More Popular

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This is the first year since 2015 the federal healthcare individual mandate penalty is not in place. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, eliminating the penalty effective January 1, 2019.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Things to Know About Hiring Interns and Other ACA Seasonal Employees

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As summer approaches, one trend we start to see is hiring interns & other ACA seasonal employees. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations, there are no special exceptions for paid interns.

Three Benefits of HSAs You Should Know

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As a Benefits Coach, I’ve seen that more and more employers are offering High Deductible Health Plan (HDHPs) as part of their benefit selections. The HDHP gives employees the options of a lower premium than standard health plans, in addition to the option of opening a Health Savings Account (HSA).

What HR Needs to Know About the Government Shutdown and ACA

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The U.S. Government shutdown continues to dominate the news cycles and is having wide-ranging impacts for employers who are complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate.

How AI in HR Will Help Employees Understand and Select Their Benefits

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AI in HR The advancement of AI within HR means the challenge of redesigning and reconfiguring the workplace and the approach to how employees select and interact with their benefits.

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The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Communicating Benefits: 9 Important Emails You Should Send

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When you’re communicating benefits and open enrollment details to your employees, it’s important to use a variety of communication channels.

Tips to Help You Avoid the Top 8 ACA Pitfalls

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Many organizations have nearly four years of ACA reporting experience but continue to find it challenging to achieve a high-level of accuracy. And with the IRS actively sending penatly notices since the fall of 2017, mitigating ACA risk should be a top goal.

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HSA Rollover: What To Tell Your Employees

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There are numerous decisions that both employees and employers must make when it comes to healthcare plans. One particularly common area of concern is handling HSA rollovers during the transition from one year to the next.

Announcing Tango Health Leadership Updates

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We’re pleased to announce that our CEO, Todd Praisner will now serve as the Executive Chairman of the Board while our President, Scott Van Horn transitions to his new role as CEO of Tango Health.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

What the Texas Judge’s 2018 ACA Ruling Really Means

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What the Texas Judge’s 2018 ACA Ruling Means With all the flashy headlines about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being struck down over the last few weeks it would be easy to miss the fact that the ACA is still the law.

ACA Extensions—1095-C Employee Form Deadline and Good Faith Effort

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There are often updates when it comes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Recently the IRS announced two new extensions that will give employers more flexibility for the 2018 ACA filing year.

11 Reasons Not to Use Your HRIS or Payroll Software for ACA Reporting

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When it comes to preparing for the Large Employer Mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many companies rely on either their payroll software vendor to take care of it.

Top 9 Reasons Your Organization Might Receive an ACA Penalty

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As employers enter their fourth year issuing 1095-C forms to employees and submitting 1094-C and 1095-C forms to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to pose significant financial risk to employers.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Sections 6055 and 6056: IRS Reporting Compliance

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Originally published April 20, 2015: content updated below for 2018. What is IRS 6055 and 6056 Reporting? The Affordable Care Act (ACA) identifies employers who are subject to its provisions using the term Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).