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ACA Compliance: Full-Time, Part-Time and Temporary Employees

Navigating reporting with multiple different types of employee working hours can be quite challenging. Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, questions and debates have arisen about the impact of this law on third-party staffing arrangements. Many companies offer temporary and part-time employees lower-tiered benefits, if any. If you have employees working a variety …

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A broker’s tale: How Bernie Lowe & Associates embraced its new role in the age of the ACA

Is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going away, or is it here to stay? This has been an ongoing debate ever since the statute was signed into law. At that moment, organizations fell into one of two camps: those who hid under their desks expecting it would eventually go away via an administration change or …

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Nonprofits are not off the hook when it comes to ACA compliance. Here’s why.

How often do nonprofits think about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The answer is not very often. This is a problem – especially if you happen to become an applicable large employer (ALE) without even realizing it. Many nonprofits hire paid interns. While you might not consider these individuals full-time employees, their internal status makes no difference …

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Why it pays for brokers to have an ACA solution in their arsenal

The failure to comply with ACA regulations is no laughing matter. Any employer who’s received a Letter 226-J penalty notice can vouch for that. Employers often turn to their brokers to assist with ACA compliance and avoid these sort of costly incidents. And while brokers are well adept at advising employers on long-standing compliance obligations, the constant …

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How to achieve ACA compliance in 5 easy steps

Life would be much easier if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was less confusing. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The piece of legislation is so detailed and nuanced, that you might find yourself receiving a penalty letter for noncompliance, when you could’ve sworn you’d done everything correctly. Here’s the cold, hard truth – maybe, just maybe, you …

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Everything you need to know about the ACA and Taft-Hartley plans

Are you an employer with union workers? Are you worried the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going to muddle this symbiotic relationship? Let us offer you a word of advice: Don’t overcomplicate it. It’s true the ACA has caused problems for certain industries (see: staffing agencies), but that doesn’t have to be the case for employers with union …

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How franchises can avoid the challenges of ACA compliance

If you’re an applicable large employer (ALE) and you didn’t receive a Letter 226-J from the IRS for failing to comply with the employer mandate for the 2015 tax year, that doesn’t mean you’re safe from future fines. The IRS is gearing up to send out penalty letters for the 2016 reporting year, and the fines are steeper than the …

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The FMLA and ACA: The price employers pay for being ‘off’ in their reporting

When it comes to taking action against businesses that failed to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the IRS means business.  Of course, if the penalty letters – Letter 226-J – being sent out to employers who didn’t comply with regulations aren’t enough to convince you of the seriousness of the situation, then perhaps the knowledge …

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