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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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Staffing agencies and ACA compliance: The struggle is real

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not going away any time soon. And, after three reporting seasons, the law has proven to be more difficult for some industries than others. One industry dealing with tricky rules is staffing agencies. As an industry with a large turnover rate, an unconventional hour-to-dollar ratio, and a majority of employees working …

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School’s out for summer – how does that affect teachers’ ACA status?

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolled into town, a lot of things changed for employers, regardless of their industry. However, there are a few types of employers that are given special rules under the ACA. Educational organizations are one of them. While employers just wrapped up the third year of ACA reporting, there are …

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4 factors that make ACA reporting a nightmare for health care organizations

Regulatory compliance costs the health care industry upwards of $200 billion annually, according to a recent report from the American Hospital Association. With most health care compliance issues related to patient safety, privacy of patient information, and billing practices, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and reporting may not be top of mind.  The ACA is one unique …

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Why the hospitality industry struggles with ACA compliance

If you’re in charge of a hotel, restaurant, casino, spa, or other hospitality business, congratulations! You have even more challenges, and more to lose, when it comes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance. ACA compliance can be a hair-pulling slog for applicable large employers (ALEs), a category many hospitality businesses fall under. If you’re part of …

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Don’t let multi-location employees muddle your compliance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already a brain-twister. Throw in employees that work at multiple locations, and a headache isn’t just a possibility—it’s a near certainty. Multi-location employees can be found among chain restaurants and hotels, dioceses, school districts, and everything in between. Their jobs and hours used to be counted separately, but under …

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So you’re an applicable large employer. Now what?

Everyone likes growth, but no one likes growing pains. Unfortunately, you can’t have one without the other. More employees, more revenue, and more influence undoubtedly come with more paperwork, more responsibility, and more regulations. When your company passes 50 full-time equivalent employees, for example, you become an applicable large employer (ALE) under the Affordable Care …

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Strengthening your PEO: Why you should offer ACA services

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) have long been a helpful resource for businesses looking to provide the best benefits to their employees. The growth the PEO industry has seen in recent years just proves this point. But as regulations become more complex, and continue to vacillate between rolling out and rolling back, it can be difficult to ensure …

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How the ACA has changed payroll best practices

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) caused a mild earthquake in the American economy, shaking up industries across the board. While insurance companies and hospitals felt the tremors, some of the largest changes brought on by this regulation hit other organizations typically behind the scenes. One of them is payroll providers. If you’re a payroll provider, …

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