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IRS Delays Reporting By Employers of FTE Numbers for 2015

On December 28, 2015, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, which provides a two month extension for ACA reporting by employers and insurance carriers, given the need for employers, carriers and vendors to comply with the complex requirements. The employer’s deadline for providing the 1095-C forms containing information regarding medical coverage offerings to Full-Time and eligible employees is now extended to March 31, 2016.

ACA and Affordability - What is it anyway?

All medical ACA compliant plans should be “affordable” to the employees. Now, putting aside your opinion, my opinion and those of your employees, “affordability” is defined for us by the Federal Regulators. Please understand that, for any size employer, there is an “affordability” test for each employee but only Large Applicable Large Employers (“ALE”) with 50 Full-Time employees (including FTEs) are subject to potential liability under Section 4980H(b). If a small

IRS Clarifies and Partially Delays Prohibition on Individual Health Plan Premium Reimbursements

The IRS recently issued a notice that provides transitional relief to small employers who provide reimbursements for their employees to purchase individual health insurance on the marketplace. With that relief, however, the IRS also clarified that the new interpretation disallowing reimbursements is broader than many realized.

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Question about the Employer Mandate under ACA

We are subject to the Employer Mandate this year and are trying to determine how much we will need to contribute to our employees' plans to make them “affordable” under the ACA. We would like to use the safe harbor method of using 9.5% of W-2 wages. Is it possible to use this method and charge employees different amounts for the same insurance based on their salaries?

Answer from Jenny A., one of our HR Pros:

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