Archive for the ‘Health Care Reform’ Category

New IRS Resource Helps Employers Understand Health Care Law

The new ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers (ALE) page on IRS.gov features information and resources for employers of all sizes on how the health care law may affect them if they fit the definition of an applicable large employer. The web page includes the following sections: What’s Trending for ALEs; How to Determine […]

25 Sep 15 - Benefits, Health Care Reform, Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

ACA: IRS Releases Reporting Requirement Information

The Internal Revenue Service recently released final forms and instructions for ACA tax reporting requirements. The forms and instructions have been delayed several times. These forms are voluntary for tax year 2014. The first information returns and employee statements are not required for applicable employers until early 2016 for the 2015 calendar year. Although voluntary, […]

20 Feb 15 - Health Care Reform - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Health Care ACA Questions Answered by Department of Labor

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Part 22). The FAQs were jointly prepared by DOL, and the Health and Human Services and Treasury departments. These FAQs in particular address whether employers who offer premium reimbursement to employees who participate in […]

10 Nov 14 - Health Care Reform, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

ACA: IRS Releases Draft Employer Mandate Guidance

The Internal Revenue Service recently posted draft instructions for forms relating to the employer mandate, as well as drafts of the forms themselves. The instructions have been delayed on several occasions. Once finalized, the instructions and forms will be used by employers to report on health coverage offered to employees. The draft instructions are available […]

3 Sep 14 - Health Care Reform, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Legislation Clarifying Health Care Waiting Period Requirements Signed into Law​​​​

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that will resolve confusion between state and federal rules governing health care enrollment waiting periods has been signed into law. The bill, SB 1034 (Monning; D-Carmel; Chapter 195), eliminates confusion for employers by deleting certain provisions of California law related to waiting period limitations for health care coverage and clarifying that employer-imposed waiting […]

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