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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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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 …

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Don’t let seasonal workers bust your ACA compliance

The U.S. travel industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, and every summer hotel, restaurant, and other hospitality business owners hire thousands of seasonal workers to accommodate increased demand. While beefing up staff during the busy season might seem simple enough, hospitality organizations might not realize that seasonal workers can have serious consequences for Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance. …

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