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Help Preserve ACA Filing Extensions

The IRS recently announced a 30-day extension for employers to file their 1095 info. But they also announced that this will be the last extension they grant unless they hear from people explaining why the extensions should continue. We believe the extended deadline is critical for employers. That’s why we’re asking you to join us […]

IRS Chief Counsel Determines That There Is No Statute of Limitations for ACA Penalties

The IRS recently released a memo from the Office of Chief Counsel that addresses how long the IRS has to assess ACA penalties. You can read a copy of the memo here. In short, the IRS has determined that there is no limit on the amount of time they have to assess ACA penalties. This […]

Combining Services with a Single Administrator

Sometimes it makes sense to combine benefits administration services with a single administrator – and sometimes it doesn’t. Using a single administrator to manage multiple benefits programs can be very beneficial for an employer when it’s done right, but it’s not always easy to do. This practice is often called "bundling." Let's use COBRA and […]

UnifyHR Adds COBRA Administration and Billing Services

UnifyHR, a leading provider of Affordable Care Act (ACA) administration and eligibility verification services, announced the addition of COBRA administration and Billing Services to their product portfolio. "We’re excited to add COBRA administration and premium billing services to our product portfolio," said Allen Gehrki, President and CEO of UnifyHR. "We’ve heard from many clients and […]

IRS Begins Enforcing ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Provision

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains a stipulation called the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision. This provision requires employers with more than 50 employees to offer affordable coverage to their employees. Failure to provide affordable coverage can lead to stiff penalties levied against employers as excise taxes. Up until now, the IRS has not enforced this […]

Kaiser Foundation 2017 Employer Health Benefits Survey

This annual survey provides an in-depth review of employer-sponsored health benefits, including premium, cost-sharing, and enrollment trends. The survey is conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser) and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). To view more information about the survey and download a PDF of the survey results, visit https://www.kff.org/health-costs/report/2017-employer-health-benefits-survey/

Controlling Healthcare Costs with Dependent Eligibility Audits

The Government Finance Officers Association ("GFOA") lays out why Dependent Eligibility Audits are useful today. They discuss the impact of dependents on Employer plans, the need to communicate eligibility requirements to employees and the potential ROI of a dependent audit. This also takes a look at the City of Corpus Christi and the effect of […]

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