President Trump's Executive Order on the ACA

A good number of my Facebook friends are freaking out over the executive order signed by President Trump on the 20th of January. They feel he has repealed the Affordable Care Act. In reality he has not. According to attorneys at the Atlanta office of FordHarrison: “The President’s Executive Order does not expressly repeal or …

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IRS delays the ACA Reporting

In a move sure to brighten the outlook for many employers, the IRS has delayed the necessity of supplying forms to individuals and the IRS until March or later. The IRS said that in their announcement “that some employers, insurers, and other providers of minimum essential coverage need additional time to adapt and implement systems …

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What is Open Enrollment? How Can My Business Benefit?

This guest post is timely information for those having to deal with the Affordable Care Act. by Nicholas Noufer For some small businesses, the annual open enrollment period is filled with What is Open Enrollment? How Can My Business Benefit?complexities, paperwork, overwork and fretting. It’s one more reason that many businesses are putting the control — …

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Did you know giving money for healthcare is illegal for small businesses?

Did you know there is a little known provision of the Affordable Care Act makes it illegal for employers with fewer than 50 employees to give them money to buy healthcare? Yes, those situations where a small business doesn’t have health insurance coverage but offers their employees some money so they can go to the …

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Want to get your employees into Obamacare? Think again says the IRS

When the PPACA, now abbreviated as the ACA and also known as Obamacare, first came out companies started to determine if there was a possible way to minimize the “hassle” factor. They wanted to try to save money and avoid penalties. This was especially true for smaller companies who had just enough employees to make …

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Two things EVERY US employer should have done by January 1st

  I am hoping that after reading this you say to yourself  “Yep we are good.” If not then now you have an opportunity to make corrections. Payroll changes On October 30, 2013, the Social Security Administration (SSA) told us that the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax was going …

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Why Understanding the definition of Independent Contractor is Important to the ACA

  I was at a healthcare summit today that was focused on the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as the PPACA and ObamaCare). In the discussion on compliance the presenters spent some time on a question that many businesses are asking “Can I make my employees independent contractors and not worry about the ACA?” …

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Update on the Affordable Care Act

  As I write this the House of Representatives has sent a bill back to the Senate that delays the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by one year. This is not expected to stand but we will have to wait and see. In the meantime there are other issues that employers need to …

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Why Identity Theft might be a problem under the ACA

  The ACA “train” is rapidly approaching the station, at least the part with the individual mandate. The employer mandate has been uncoupled from the engine and has been delayed until 2015. But the requirement that individuals without coverage have to obtain coverage beginning October 1, 2013 is still in effect. Unfortunately some are concerned …

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