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State healthcare reform is here. What’s it mean for your company?

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As an employer, managing your ACA requirements isn’t always easy. However, if your company operates in several states, the challenges you face associated with your ACA compliance considerations could become much more difficult.

State healthcare reform is here. What does it mean for your company?

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As an employer, managing your ACA requirements isn’t always easy. However, if your company operates in several states, the challenges you face associated with your ACA compliance considerations could become much more difficult.

Common ACA complex employer challenges and how to solve them

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At first glance the expectations tied to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can seem well-defined.

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Protect your company from receiving Letter 226-J, here’s how.

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As the years have passed, the IRS has continually improved its processes for identifying Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and information reporting violations. This makes your company’s compliance management more important than ever.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

The Washington, D.C., individual mandate has been delivered. Here’s what it means.

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Since the federal repeal of the 2014 Obamacare tax penalty, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont have all passed individual mandates of their own. Now Washington, D.C., joins that group. For District residents, it means stay the course and that — similar to life under the federal mandate — they are required to have “minimum essential coverage” beginning in 2019. Minimum essential coverage is defined as coverage that meets the expectations of the Affordable Care Act. How the act came to be.

Will new Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) become popular with large employers?

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Employer-provided healthcare continues to be the largest source of coverage in the United States. It’s also one of the most appreciated employee benefits offered.

Your ACA Compliance Can’t Wait: Here’s Why

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Every January we make our resolutions for the future. These resolutions may be personal — losing weight, exercising more or taking care of ourselves.

Will new Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) become popular with large employers?

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Employer-provided healthcare continues to be the largest source of coverage in the United States. It’s also one of the most appreciated employee benefits offered.

Your ACA Compliance Can’t Wait: Here’s Why

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Every January we make our resolutions for the future. These resolutions may be personal — losing weight, exercising more or taking care of ourselves.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Making the effort to correct errors reported by the IRS is just as important as filing and furnishing

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You planned for your 2018 tax year reporting season, you mailed out all the Forms 1095-C to your employees and made your IRS filing date…but wait…the reporting season is not over.

Making the effort to correct errors reported by the IRS is just as important as filing and furnishing

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You planned for your 2018 tax year reporting season, you mailed out all the Forms 1095-C to your employees and made your IRS filing date…but wait…the reporting season is not over.

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

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Measuring ACA Eligibility Through the Look-Back Method

Health efx

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

Health efx

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.

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.

Common ACA complex employer challenges and how to solve them.

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At first glance the expectations tied to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can seem well-defined. The “rule of 95”, after all, dictates that all appropriate companies must provide coverage to 95 percent of all applicable employees and that this coverage must meet the minimum federal requirements. Depending on the size of your company, this can be a rather large number, but the rule of 95 helps define your expectations, right? Now, here’s where it gets complicated.

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Protect your company from receiving Letter 226-J, here’s how.

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As the years have passed, the IRS has continually improved its processes for identifying Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and information reporting violations. This makes your company’s compliance management more important than ever.

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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.

Employers: Questions on the future of Association Health Plans

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In the healthcare world, President Trump’s dislike for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is well documented and while his initiatives to overthrow the ACA in its entirety have failed, his plans to undermine the ACA are ongoing. One such initiative includes expanding the use of Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs have been around for years but have always been a challenge for both insurers and the insured due to complex federal and state rules and risk.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

Employers: Questions on the future of Association Health Plans

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In the healthcare world, President Trump’s dislike for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is well documented and while his initiatives to overthrow the ACA in its entirety have failed, his plans to undermine the ACA are ongoing. One such initiative includes expanding the use of Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs have been around for years but have always been a challenge for both insurers and the insured due to complex federal and state rules and risk.

Employers: Questions on the future of Associated Health Plans

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In the healthcare world, President Trump’s dislike for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is well documented and while his initiatives to overthrow the ACA in its entirety have failed, his plans to undermine the ACA are ongoing. One such initiative includes expanding the use of Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs have been around for years but have always been a challenge for both insurers and the insured due to complex federal and state rules and risk.

5 Key Considerations Raised by Newly Proposed HRA Regulation

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Healthcare continues to be a focus of the Trump Administration and President Trump has used Executive Orders to drive regulatory change. In October 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services to consider how to expand the flexibility and use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

Q4 Health Reform and Legislative Updates

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When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.