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IRS Grants 2019 ACA Reporting Relief

On December 2nd the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2019-63, which provides three sets of relief for the upcoming Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting year.  This an early Christmas gift for employers and health insurers that are subjec to ACA reporting.  Two types of relief are very familiar if you have any experience with ACA reporting.  The third type of relief is new to this reporting cycle and only applies to health insurers that are required to provide the B Series forms, so it is somewhat irrelevant to employers in their compliance journey.

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Breaking News: Expanded EEO-1 data due Sept. 30

On March 4, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found the government did not have proper justification to stay the implementation of the EEOC’s expanded Obama-era reporting requirements, which included workforce pay data and hours worked data. Because of this, the court has vacated the 2017 stay and ordered the previous approval of the revised EEO-1 form shall be in effect. 

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How to remain ACA compliant during an acquisition

Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance is likely the last thing on anyone’s mind during an acquisition.

But that would be a mistake.

Even when everything looks and feels similar after one company purchases another – the same employees, the same company name – that’s not true about their ACA reporting.

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Breaking EEOC News: EEOC has until April 3 to provide EEO-1 guidance to employers

In September 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced enhanced EEO-1 reporting requirements for all employers subject to completing the EEO-1 form. In addition to the already required job category, ethnicity, and gender data, employers also needed to report on employees’ W-2 wage data and hours worked.

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3 lessons learned from EEO-1 reporting

If you’re an organization with at least 100 employees, and therefore required to file an EEO-1 form – a two-page document that includes a detailed breakdown of the race, gender, and ethnicity of your employees – with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the last thing you want is to be unprepared this reporting season. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this is a common dilemma for companies when preparing their EEO-1 reporting.

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