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Internal Revenue Service Delays Affordable Care Act Reporting Deadline

Posted by Katie Deinert on Dec 6, 2016 1:00:04 PM

The IRS has extended the due dates for furnishing 2016 Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to covered individuals and full-time employees, respectively, from January 31, 2017, to March 2, 2017. In addition, the IRS is also extending good faith penalty relief to reporting entities who can show they made good faith efforts to comply with the calendar year 2016 information reporting requirements. However, the deadline to file 2016 Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C with the IRS was not extended, and remains February 28, 2017 (or March 31, 2017, if filing electronically). Source: HR360

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Topics: ACA, PPACA, Affordable Care Act

Employers struggling with ACA reporting requirements - Benefit News

Posted by Katie Deinert on Dec 2, 2016 5:17:00 AM

Brian M. Kalish writes for Benefit News about the enormous penalities for which employers are on the line if they do not stay in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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Topics: Healthcare, Health, health benefits, health insurance, health care

Employers struggling to attract, retain employees  - Benefit News

Posted by Katie Deinert on Dec 1, 2016 4:06:53 PM

Amanda Eisenberg writes for Benefit News about the struggle employers are facing in attracting and retain employees with critical skills, high potential, and a top performance record.

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Topics: health benefits, employee benefits, benefits, healthcare benefits

How employers & general counsel can prepare for changes to the ACA - Benefits Pro

Posted by Katie Deinert on Nov 25, 2016 9:38:59 AM

Kristen Rasmussen recently wrote for Benefits Pro about what companies need to do to prepare for the possible repeal of, or dramatic changes to, the Affordable Care Act.

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Topics: ACA, Obamacare, PPACA, penalties

Public sector employers focused on stability in benefits - Benefits News

Posted by Katie Deinert on Nov 16, 2016 5:21:00 AM

This article written by Cort Olsen for Benefits News discusses Met Life's 14th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trend Study, which examines benefits trends in the public sector.

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Topics: Healthcare, health benefits, health insurance, health care costs, healthcare spending, health care, health care benefits, healthcare costs, healthcare benefits

Healthcare takes up 7.6 percent of employer budgets, study shows - Benefits Pro

Posted by Katie Deinert on Nov 11, 2016 6:08:00 AM

Jack Craver writes for Benefits Pro about a new report from the Society of Human Resource Management that displays the effect that rising healthcare costs has had on employers and employees.

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Topics: Healthcare, health benefits, health care costs, health care, healthcare costs

Is High Deductible Health Insurance Worth the Risk? - The New York Times

Posted by Kathleen Callaghan on Nov 8, 2016 5:34:00 AM

Reed Abelson of The New York Times takes an alternate – and more positive – look at employee reactions to high deductible health plans (HDHPs).

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Topics: Healthcare, health benefits, health insurance, health care

How Companies of All Sizes Can Access Big Benefits - Mercer Signal

Posted by Katie Deinert on Nov 4, 2016 5:57:00 AM

Todd Renner writes for Mercer Signal about “a whole new ecosystem of health benefits” that support recruitment and retention of talented staff. High deductible health plans (HDHPs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) are noted as good options even for small businesses to consider.

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Topics: Healthcare, health benefits, health care, healthcare benefits

Profiting from health: The self-insurance story - MedCity News

Posted by Katie Deinert on Nov 1, 2016 11:03:51 AM

In this article for MedCity News by Adam Schaefer, we look at the reality employers face when it comes to purchasing fully-funded group insurance (the standard group policy from an insurance carrier).

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Topics: Healthcare, Health, health benefits, health insurance, health care, health care benefits, healthcare benefits

Tips to help employers buy healthcare benefits for employees - Benefit News

Posted by Katie Deinert on Oct 28, 2016 6:11:00 AM

Loretta Metzger writes for Benefit News about the dramatic change in the healthcare benefits landscape in recent years. Costs are increasing exponentially, actual benefits are decreasing in quality, and employees are paying a greater share of premiums.

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Topics: health benefits, health care benefits, healthcare benefits

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