14 Sep Prepare for Increased Penalties on Failure to File ACA Information Returns with the IRS

Companies with more than 50 full-time employees should start preparing to file the proper IRS Information Returns related to employer-provided healthcare coverage. Beginning in February 2016, employers (and insurers) must file complex information returns designed to help the IRS enforce the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These forms (the...

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15 Jul ACA – Is Self-Funding an Option?

ACA – Is Self-Funding an Option? One option that staffing firms are exploring to control their projected benefits costs is partially self-funded plans. A growing number of U.S. employers are making the switch to self-insuring as a way to reduce costs and improve service. Self-insuring or...

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tobacco use surcharge

23 Jun Tobacco Use Surcharge in 2014

Effective for 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows health insurance issuers in the individual and small group markets to impose a tobacco use surcharge, within a ratio of 1.5 to 1. This means that, beginning in 2014, health insurance issuers in the individual and...

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