IRS Updates

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IRS Updates Health Coverage Affordability Calculation for Individuals for 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-36, adjusting the calculation determining whether an individual can afford employer-sponsored health coverage, which affects whether the individual would be eligible for a premium tax credit on the public health exchanges. This could affect employers who are […]

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IRS Delay in 6055 and 6056 Reporting for 2017

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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium […]

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Reporting Minimum Essential Coverage

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Minimum essential coverage (MEC) is the type of coverage that an individual must have under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the ACA’s shared responsibility provisions (often called “play or pay”) must offer MEC coverage that is affordable and provides minimum value. In the fall of 2015 the […]

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Are Opt-Outs on the Way Out?

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Opt-out payments or cash in lieu of benefits have been a staple in the employee benefits industry for many years. Employers offer individuals who are eligible to enroll in their group health plan a sum of money, typically paid monthly, to those who waive enrollment in the group health plan. Employers who offer group health […]

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Compliance Recap // March 2016

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The government was busy during the month of March, issuing the massive Benefit Payment and Parameters rule in addition to numerous other updates. The IRS has added filing errors relating to Form 5500 to its project list, and multiple federal agencies confirmed that the just-announced templates relating to the Summary of Benefits and Coverage will […]

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Time is running out! Sign up now for our April compliance webinar:

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Benefit Insurance Marketing is pleased to extend an invitation to attend our upcoming monthly compliance Webinar. In conjunction with our alliance with United Benefit Advisors, you have the opportunity to learn more about the latest compliance trends and regulations from one of the nations leading employment and benefit law firms, Jackson Lewis LLP. Best of all, you can […]

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IRS Reporting Tip #1, Form 1094-C, Line 22 (updated March 23, 2016)

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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium […]

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IRS Reporting Tip #2, Form 1095-C, Line 14, Code 1A versus 1E, and When To Use 1I

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Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance, while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium […]

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