Affordability Safe Harbors – Tax Year 2020

Determining the affordability of the health coverage offered to your full-time employees and their dependents can be a bit complex. To put it simply, provided coverage is considered affordable if the premium constitutes less than 9.78% of the household income of an eligible employee for plans starting in 2020.

The ACA originally set the affordability threshold at 9.5% of an employee’s household income, and the IRS has adjusted it annually.

Since household income can be difficult to determine, due to factors such as spousal or secondary income, the IRS offers three safe harbor options to assist in determining affordability: Continue reading Affordability Safe Harbors – Tax Year 2020

What is Employer Shared Responsibility?

Employer Shared Responsibility

The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility provisions require certain employers (called applicable large employers or ALEs) to offer affordable health coverage to at least 95% of their full-time employees and their dependents, or otherwise make an employer shared responsibility payment to the IRS. Continue reading What is Employer Shared Responsibility?

Form 1095-C Draft for Tax Year 2020 Released by IRS

The IRS has released an updated Form 1095-C draft for Tax Year 2020. The new draft has a few major changes you should know about. This draft will help employers prepare for 2020 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting. A finalized version of the form should be released by early 2021.

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