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The year in review: How the ACA fared in 2018

From a proposal to expand mandatory e-filings to numerous legislative activities, 2018 brought in a storm of Affordable Care Act (ACA) confusion for employers, their trusted advisors, and the American public. Several new rules impacted provisions of the health law, both for individuals and employers, and the midterm elections put the ACA back in the spotlight.

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Setting the record straight about common ACA misconceptions

Now that the midterm elections are in the rearview mirror and a Democrat-controlled House has halted any imminent threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it’s time to regroup and shed some light on common misconceptions about the health care law. If there’s one thing both sides of the aisle can agree on, it’s that the past nearly two years of the Trump Administration have been replete with health care confusion.

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226-J penalty letters are coming. Here’s why you might get one

The IRS continues to add to the 30,000 Letter 226-J penalty notices it has already sent to applicable large employers (ALEs) who failed to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate in the 2015 tax year. Now, the agency is also preparing to send out notices for 2016.

If you believe you’re in the clear because you didn’t receive a notice for 2015, let this serve as a warning: You’re not out of the woods yet.

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An employer’s guide to open enrollment: How to avoid ACA penalties

Despite vast efforts by the Trump administration, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains pretty much intact. And while the fate of the ACA could very well be decided at the midterm elections, employers must come to grips with the fact that, as of right now, there will be consequences for anyone who fails to comply with ACA regulations.

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