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Employer shared responsibility By Jan. 1, 2015, businesses must decide whether to offer coverage or risk paying the government penalties.  Take a look at some additional advantages to offering health benefits. Read more  

 

Large group employers face deadline for "play" or "pay" decision Prepare for the benefit decisions that must be made by Jan.1, 2015 with this helpful guide to employer shared responsibility. Read more

 

How to calculate employer size Under the Affordable Care Act, the number of employees determines a company's responsibilities and potential penalties. Here are examples of how to count full-time, full-time equivalent and seasonal workers. Read more

 

Penalties and compliance conditions for large group employers The Affordable Care Act imposes penalties on large group employers that do not meet compliance requirements.  Learn the cost of inadequate coverage and non-coverage the easy way. Read more

  

Reporting obligation delayed one year The U.S. Treasury announced that employers and insurers have been granted a year-long delay in reporting requirements. Read more

 

Pending change in definition of "small group" In 2016, when the definition of small group - currently considered 1 to 50 in Iowa and South Dakota - becomes 1 to 100,  affected employers will be required to adopt new plans that comply with Affordable Care Act regulations. Read more

 

Marketplace notification requirements What employers need to cover when informing employees about the marketplace.  Read more 

 

Affordable Care Act Timeline Learn about each provision and when it will take place. Read more 

 

New IRS reporting requirements for employer-sponsored coverage New Internal Revenue Service requirements for employers reporting the cost of health insurance. Read more  

 

What's new with Form W2 New IRS reporting regulations for employers of 250 or more who provide employer-sponsored health coverage.  Read more   

 

IRS employer reporting requirements How to gain a head-start on 2014 tax year. Read more  

 

90-day waiting period The Affordable Care Act limits the maximum time before coverage goes into effect for employees to no more than 90 calendar days. Eligibilty conditions and exceptions are examined here. Read more 

 

Actuarial value and minimum value defined Employers need to know the distinction between these two important terms frequently used interchangeably.  Learn the difference between the percentages that can determine employer penalties. Read more   

 

Dependents covered to age 26 Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, dependents can remain on parents' policies even if they are eligible for other coverage. Read more  

 

Employers benefit from wellness, too Programs promote health and lower costs. Read more 

 

New place to purchase coverage Newly created health insurance marketplaces (formerly known as public exchanges) prepare to launch. Read more 

 

Coming ACA regulations will affect groups of all sizes The Affordable Care Act is a work in progress. Rules, fees, reports and more yet to be released will impact employers. Some of the things to put on your radar are included in this article. Read more 

 

Funding the Affordable Care Act How Affordable Care Act funding could lead to higher costs for employers. Read more 

 



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