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The ACA is here to stay: Employers still required to comply

Health care reform has been a continually changing and evolving animal since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, and health care was set to transform yet again. Many Republicans as well as President Trump had promised to repeal and replace the ACA, but they were ultimately unsuccessful.

The ACA weathered the congressional storm, and employers must comply with the ACA for 2017.

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Unions and the ACA: What you should know

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) streamlined some of the regulations surrounding health care in America, there are still many ways to get insurance. You can go through your employer, the individual market, an association plan, or even a union, if you belong to one.

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Are you a control group? What this classification means

No one expects compliance to be without its hiccups, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tends to be sneakily difficult. Take, for example, the following idea:

“Under the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers are required to offer affordable health insurance to their employees. An applicable large employer is a business with over 50 ACA full-time employees.”

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Current state of health care reform and employer next steps

This week brought a bevy of updates to the Republican Party’s health care reform battle, culminating Monday night in the possible death of the Better Care Reconciliation Act/American Health Care Act and Republicans’ hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. However, tonight the bill might be saved in an emergency Republican meeting. Not unexpectedly, this dizzying cascade of continued changes has left employers wondering what to do now.

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Enhanced EEO-1 reporting requirements suspended

In September 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced enhanced EEO-1 reporting requirements.  These additional reporting rules required all employers subject to completing the EEO-1 form to report on employees’ W-2 wage data and hours worked. However, partly because of an outcry among businesses, these increased reporting requirements have been suspended. For the upcoming 2017 EEO-1 report deadline, employers do not need to report employee wage and hours worked data.

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Senate fails to pass “skinny repeal” in early morning vote

Nearly two weeks ago, several Republican Senators announced their opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal and replace bill. Their opposition meant that the Senate would not have the simple majority vote required to pass the bill, and the Republicans’ long promised effort to repeal and replace the ACA seemed to end.

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