What is Employer Shared Responsibility?

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Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal and state governments, employers, and insurers were given a shared responsibility to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of health coverage in the US. The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions require certain employers (called applicable large employers or ALEs) to offer affordable health coverage to … Read more

3 Ways to Determine Affordability Safe Harbors

Affordability Safe Harbors

Health coverage affordability is an important part of complying with the ACA’s Employer Mandate. Failing to comply can result in penalties and fines. So, how do employers determine affordability? There are three affordability safe harbors that can be used: Form W-2, Federal Poverty Line (FPL), and Rate of Pay. ACA Employer Mandate The ACA Employer … Read more

IRS Corrections: What, When, Why and How?

IRS Corrections: What, When, Why and How?

Every BoomTax filing license comes with free unlimited corrections submissions. We hope you never have to use them, but you should know what they are, when to submit them, why they are necessary, and how to minimize them. What Are Corrections? After you’ve submitted your information returns to the IRS, they may come back as … Read more

Self-Insured Plans: Form 1095-C Preparation

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All providers of health coverage, including employers that provide self-insured plans, must file their annual returns with the IRS to report information about the coverage and each covered individual. Self-Insured Plans: Required Information For self-insured plans, the following information must be reported to the IRS: The name, address, and employer identification number (EIN) of the … Read more

What is a Full-Time Employee?

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When beginning your ACA filing, it is important to know who is considered a full-time employee. Determining who is considered a full-time employee may be more difficult than it initially seems. For purposes of Employer Shared Responsibility provisions, the IRS defines a full-time employee as such: “[A]n employee is a full-time employee for a calendar … Read more