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ACA Reporting Requirements are Coming…Are You Ready?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the biggest healthcare change in over 100 years. Without comprehensive data integration between these systems, it will become increasingly more difficult to maintain compliance. The ACA reporting and compliance requirements affect companies with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Full-time status is defined as 30 or more Read More

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How Will Obamacare Impact Your Bottom Line?

Obamacare has undoubtedly made significant changes in the way that American companies run and operate, but how profound are these changes? The truth is, most employers have no real idea. According to a survey, conducted by Willis, of more than 1,000 employers only 37% of respondents have gotten around to identifying the cost changes to Read More

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Marketplace Health Coverage Enrollment Deadline: March 31

If your company is not currently carrying group health insurance or an employee has not enrolled in private insurance the individual mandate to carry insurance still applies for 2014 and the government marketplace open enrollment is about to end. If you don’t have health insurance, or would like to change your coverage, you still have Read More

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Two ACA Employer Reporting Rules Finalized March 10, 2014

The final rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to be released. On March 3, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the finalized version of two reporting rules for businesses with 50 or more employees. Both rules, the Information Reporting by Applicable Large Employers: Health Insurance Coverage Offered Under Read More

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Final Regulations Addressing Health Care Reform’s Employer Mandate Released

The IRS recently issued final regulations for the employer shared responsibility provision, commonly referred to as the “Pay or Play” mandate, of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Two pieces of the mandate were affected, transitional relief and eligibility waiting period requirements. While the new rules for 2015 are similar to those currently Read More

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Remember when gas surcharges were implemented? Now customers may need to pay a surcharge for ACA, too.

How can employers afford the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Ask their customers to help. One small business in Florida plans to pass the extra costs onto customers with a 1 percent ACA surcharge. Why would they do this? A sign at the restaurant answers this question. “The costs associated with ACA compliance could ultimately close Read More

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Bill to Change ACA Definition of Full-time Worker to 40 Hours (currently 30 hours) Approved

As reported by BenefitsPro, the Save American Workers Act bill was passed by the members of the House Ways and Means Committee. This Act would change the Affordable Care Act (ACA) definition of a full-time employee from those who work 30 hours or more per week, to 40 hours or more per week. Under ACA, Read More

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Effective Managers not Only Bring Bold Ideas, They Also Execute Those Ideas Flawlessly

In a recent post on the HR Daily Advisor blog, some good lessons are gleaned from the less-than-flawless rollout of the Affordable Care Act. “Plans are great but execution matters!” Whether you support the Act or not, there’s no denying that the rollout was not as successful as it should have been. The site did Read More

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Shop is Open, but Online Enrollment is Delayed One Year

Businesses operating in a state that relies on the federally established Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange must wait until November 2014 for online enrollment. However, the SHOP Exchange is open and employers have two other options to enroll. Small employers can work through an agent, broker, or insurer that offers a certified SHOP Read More

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Join Us on Dec 19th for a Health Reform Seminar

Sheakley HR Solutions and HORAN will be leading a health care reform seminar focused on the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). You may be more familiar with these provisions being referred to as the “Pay or Play” mandate. In this free seminar we will take a closer Read More