Industry News

  • How to Help Clients Avoid ACA Filing Penalties

    The 6055 and 6056 requirements have many employers and their advisers up in arms for the upcoming tax filing. The good news is some employers may get a break in 2015. Read how.

  • How to Leverage Technology to Alleviate ACA Reporting Requirements

    Preparation is key to managing the additional workload brought on by the ACA, which impacts HR, payroll and finance teams. See how using technology to meet the reporting requirements is the most effective way to manage all the paperwork.

  • Five Ways to Ensure Compliance with ACA's Employer Shared Responsibility

    One of the biggest changes this year is the employer shared responsibility provisions that went into effect for many large employers. Correct payroll data is vital to the end-of-year reporting process and in assessing whether an employer is subject to a penalty. Check out these five best practices to help reduce the likelihood of penalties.

  • Cadillac Tax: A Huge Car Wreck for Employers?

    This is a big tax, but most employers don't seem too concerned with it. Likely because it doesn't go into effect until 2018, or because employers don't think it applies to their insurance plans. Read this article and find out why employers need to start paying attention now.

  • Embedded Out-of-Pocket Health Plan Limits Required for 2016

    The Department of Labor, IRS and Department of Health and Human Services have explained how the out-of-pocket limits set by the ACA will govern family members covered under a group plan. Read what the agencies have to say.

  • Five Ways a Plan Could Lose Grandfathered Status

    Health plans purchased before March 23, 2010 are considered to have grandfathered status and don't have to follow the ACA's rules and regulations or offer the same benefits, right and protections as new plans. Take a look at five changes that can trigger the loss of grandfathered status.

  • Premium Reimbursement is a Costly Violation

    The IRS, Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services has stated that employer payment plans for individual health insurance coverage fail to comply with the ACA. Learn more about the penalties employers will face for violating the ruling.

  • Growing Battle Against Cadillac Tax

    The Cadillac tax remains one of the more controversial elements of PPACA. Opposition has increased as concerns grow among unions and employers in the wake of 2018. See how hundreds of thousands of workers will be affected.

  • What Happened to Health Broker Comp?

    Broker compensation was down 1.1 percent from the 2012 total based on recent research distributed by the Commonwealth Fund. Industry observers feel PPACA's increasing MLRs could have significant impact on broker roles. Take a look at the numbers tracked.

  • SBC Changes: What Employers Need to Know

    New rules governing the SBC, proposed by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury, could take effect as early as Sept. 1, 2015. Read the highlights for the new changes and steps plan sponsors should be taking to prepare.