On Feb. 12, 2014, the IRS published regulations on ACA’s employer penalty provisions, including methods for identifying full-time employees for penalty purposes. This ACA Overview summarizes the final regulations’ special rules for identifying full-time employees of educational organizations. Read more on this PDF.
The ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions impose penalties on certain employers that fail to offer an acceptable level of health coverage to their full-time employees (and dependents). This ACA Overview describes the potential penalties and when they can be assessed. Read more in our ACA Compliance Notes. (PDF, new window)
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, President Biden signed an executive order reopening HealthCare.gov for a special, three-month enrollment period starting on Feb. 15 and ending on May 15, 2021.
This means anyone − Americans without health insurance as well as those who have already enrolled in a HealthCare.gov plan for 2021 − all have a chance to check out their health insurance marketplace options offered through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, outside the regular Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 period.
The ACA created reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056, which took effect in 2015. Under these rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health coverage they offer to their employees. Employers will use Forms 1094-B & 1095-B for Section 6055 reporting, and Forms 1094-C & 1095-C for Section 6056 reporting. This ACA Overview summarizes these reporting rules. Read more in this bulletin.
The ACA requires employers to report the cost of group health plan coverage on employees’ Forms W-2. This ACA Overview explains the W-2 reporting requirement, including its application to small and large employers. Affordable Care Act Compliance Notes – 6 Jan 2021
While we don’t have a Magic 8 ball, with a new Executive Administration, all signs point to changes to how you approach your human resources. Our seasoned prognosticators have some insight for you.
Each presidential transition brings changes to the HR landscape. And the more prepared an HR team is, the easier it will be for them to succeed amid these changes. To that end, this article discusses potential changes employers can expect during a Biden presidency.
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Maine’s three providers of individual health insurance on the Affordable Care Act marketplace have revised their rate requests for 2020, significantly lowering their projected rates.
This is good news for anyone who plans to enroll or to renew their coverage in health insurance via the Affordable Care Act for 2020. Reminder: Open Enrollment for 2020 health plans starts Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.
Maine’s two leading providers of Affordable Care Act-compliant individual health insurance are requesting average rate increases of just over 9 percent in 2019, and smaller increases if a state-run reinsurance program is revived.
Maine media has covered this news, including this story from the Portland Press Herald. Click here.
Open enrollment is when you can change plans or change insurance companies. The open enrollment period for individual health insurance coverage for 2018 under the Affordable Care Act has been shortened significantly to Nov. 1 through Dec. 15.
We are working with as many of our existing customers as possible. We will not be taking on any new individual health customers.
For more information, please read our October Individual Health newsletter, distributed to our customers on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Open enrollment for individual health insurance coverage ended Jan. 31 and at this time the only way someone can enroll in a health insurance plan is if they’ve experienced a qualifying life event.
At this time our agency does not participate in enrollments outside of the open enrollment period. We have developed a document with information where to get assistance outside of open enrollment.
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