Yesterday afternoon, the IRS issued Notice 2016-4, which provides unexpected relief to employers distributing those soon to be well-known Form 1095-C information returns to employees. This late Christmas present will be well received by every employer struggling with system update and information gathering challenges. Applicable Large Employers (‘ALE’) and insurance companies now have nearly two additional months to get forms in the mail to employees. This additional time applies not only to Form 1095-C but also to Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, and 1095-B. Who said there wasn’t a Santa Claus?Read More
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Users of the AmeriFlex Workforce Management System are enjoying a user interface update recently made that streamlines the navigation experience. As noted on this infographic, “Here’s a sneak peek of your new Workforce…,” the floating navigation bar has been replaced with intuitive icons and links. The search bar has been moved to a more prominent position, so you can find data faster. Other changes include compact icons that replace cumbersome cascading menus and clusters with subheadings that simplify the menu to remove distracting clutter. These and many other enhancements make entering and finding data easier and speedier, which helps you do more work with less effort so you can spend time winning new customers and serving existing ones!Read More
The new standards of reporting for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (or Obamacare as many like to call it) have officially kicked in for employers w/ 100+ employees on January 1, 2015 and will kick in for employers with 50+ employees on January 1, 2016. Have you made the necessary changes to meet these new standards?Read More
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The construction industry seems to be booming in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, so I was surprised to recently hear of a young man in Dallas having trouble finding a job working 40 hours per week in that industry. As I considered the situation, I realized that many companies may be lowering the number of hours available to employees, and this could be an unintended consequence of Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements taking effect in January 2015.Read More
Starting in January 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to significantly increase their information reporting responsibilities. For example, if your small business (fewer than 50 employees) provides self-insured health coverage to your employees, you must file an annual return reporting certain information for each employee you cover.
For larger employers (50 or more employees), the reporting requirements are even greater. Starting in calendar year 2015, large employers must file an annual return reporting whether and what health insurance you offered your employees. In addition, if large employers provide self-insured health coverage to employees, they also will have to file an annual return reporting certain information for each employee covered. All three of these rules were optional in 2014.Read More