Healthcare Insights

Prepare for Notifications with our ACA Subsidy Toolkit for Employers

While many HR and benefits professionals have been heads down and busy working on getting important tax forms out the door, a record-breaking open enrollment season has just ended on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces. So, why is this important? Employers will need to be prepared to receive ACA subsidy notices, likely in larger volumes [Read More…]

Employers Omitted in Executive Order, ACA Legislation Unchanged

On January 20, 2017, just a few hours after being sworn in to office, President Trump signed an executive order confirming the Administration’s intent to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and directing government agencies to “ease the burden” of the ACA in the meantime. It’s important to note, however, that executive orders do not [Read More…]

ICYMI: Our Top 6 Webinars on ACA Subsidy Management

ICYMI: Our Top 6 Webinars on ACA Subsidy Management Without question, 2016 brought new compliance challenges for HR professionals.  One of the more recent challenges facing employers is the ongoing management of Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidy notifications and appeals. Because subsidies (also known as Premium Tax Credits) are the trigger for fines and you [Read More…]

ACA Penalties on the Way, IRS Letter 5699 Requests Missing Reporting

Recently, the IRS began sending Letter 5699 to request missing 2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting from Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).  A sample of this letter is available here. In the Letter 5699, titled “Request for Employer Reporting of Offers of Health Insurance Coverage (Forms 1094-C and 1095-C)”, a tax compliance officer is notifying the [Read More…]

Have the Election Results Impacted Employers’ ACA Compliance Strategy?

Have the Election Results Impacted Employers’ ACA Compliance Strategy? Despite the results of the presidential election, only 3% of employers surveyed have put their ACA compliance strategy on hold until additional guidance is provided, according to a recent poll conducted by Equifax during a webinar: Piecing Together ACA: Reporting, Subsidy Appeals, and Employee Education. In [Read More…]

ACA Update: Election Aside, 2016 Reporting Requirements Remain

While there has been significant speculation about how the results of the 2016 election will impact ACA, the current regulations and accompanying penalties are still in place. The new administration would have a difficult time making any significant changes before the January 31, 2017 deadline to furnish 1095-Cs to employees and enrolled individuals. The Republican [Read More…]

In the News: How Will Rising ACA Premiums Affect Employers?

By now, you have likely seen numerous headlines and reports about Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance premiums increasing an average of 25% for the 2017 plan year. While this increase may be worrisome for plan subscribers, it’s important for employers to understand the implications of these rising ACA premiums as well. What do ACA (also [Read More…]

Onboarding Compliance in the Healthcare Professional Environment

As one of the most tightly regulated industries in the US, healthcare professionals are exposed to more compliance challenges than any other industry. The below infographic was designed to give you a broad snapshot of the complexities surrounding onboarding compliance in the healthcare professional environment and the challenges with using a general solution. You’ll also [Read More…]

ACA Reporting: Top 10 Things Employers Must Know Now

Webinar: ACA Reporting: Top 10 Things Employers Must Know Now Tuesday, November 15 | 2:00 PM ET Hosted by Employee Benefit News Register With ACA reporting deadlines lurking around the corner, time is running out for employers to implement the systems and processes necessary to get forms 1094/1095 out the door. Join us as we reveal [Read More…]

Equifax in Action: ACA Management Solutions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought unprecedented changes to workforce management and compliance. Employers often underestimate the amount of time and expertise required to effectively manage ACA compliance tasks such as data collection, calculating eligibility, completing tax forms, and more. That’s why organizations of all sizes turn to Equifax and our award-winning ACA Management Solutions. [Read More…]