Absorbing the Increased Employment Cost Is Not an Option

For many employers, simply absorbing the increased employment cost to comply with the Department of Labor’s final rule regarding overtime exemptions isn’t a viable option. And although the new rule governing overtime pay hasn’t gone into effect yet, businesses are already looking at ways to help offset the increased payroll and administrative cost of this [Read More…]

ACA Subsidy Appeals and Employee Communication: An Employer’s Perspective

ACA Subsidy Appeals and Employee Communication: An Employer’s Perspective Complimentary Webinar: September 8, 2016 2:00 PM ET Hosted by Employee Benefit News Register By now you are probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun sending Marketplace subsidy notices. You may even have a good idea of how the notification [Read More…]

New and Notable: 2016 Draft Instructions for ACA Forms

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated draft instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.While changes to ACA forms and filing requirements can be difficult to follow, we’re here to help. Our team of ACA experts has reviewed these documents to deliver a brief overview of what’s new and notable. Here’s what [Read More…]

ACA compliance: Why your 2015 strategy won’t work and what to do in 2016

Out with the old 70% compliance threshold, and in with the new 95% compliance threshold. This year employers have much less room for error when it comes to calculating eligibility, offering benefits, and remaining compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations. Looking forward, the 95% compliance threshold is officially in effect, and many employers [Read More…]

Subsidy Notifications and Appeals: Guide for Employers

Over the last several years, the ever-evolving regulatory landscape has been like an American Ninja Warrior challenge for employers.  It has been one obstacle after another.  And the next compliance obstacle that employers face is managing subsidy notifications and appeals. Employers need to have their game-face on and be prepared to handle the flood of [Read More…]

White Paper – Managing Compliance with the ACA

Ventana Research White Paper:  Managing Compliance with the Affordable Care Act There is no doubt that the ACA was the catalyst for the change in how employers are managing regulatory compliance through technology. A new report from Ventana Research discusses how the choice of technology used to help manage ACA compliance can make a difference and [Read More…]

The Road to 95%: Mastering ACA Compliance in 2016 and Beyond

As we enter the second half of 2016, the first round of ACA reporting is finally in the rearview mirror. Looking forward, the 95% compliance threshold is officially in effect, and many employers are anxious to understand the compliance requirements and steps they can take to minimize risk and avoid penalties. Gone are the days when extensions [Read More…]

Political and Social Landscape Make Repeal of ACA Unlikely

Equifax understands that many employers are left feeling uncertain on how to best approach ACA compliance with the election around the corner and with the mention of a repeal.  So we’ve invited, Tom Dowling, Partner in the Stinson Leonard Street’s Employee Benefits Group to provide his insight into what the election could mean for employers [Read More…]

ACA Compliance in the M&A Environment

There is no shortage of ways that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted the legal landscape for employers of all sizes.  ACA compliance is riddled with possible penalties and warrants an even greater consideration for organizations involved in or that are considering a merger or an acquisition (M&A).  Why? When it comes to complying [Read More…]

What’s Next for ACA: Subsidy Notifications and Appeals

With 1095s out the door, the next Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance hurdle employers face is managing subsidy notifications and appeals. Because subsidies, also referred to as Advanced Premium Tax Credits, are the trigger for penalties, it’s important to be prepared to handle the flood of notifications that the Exchanges are expected to send in [Read More…]