2020 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

Every year employers that sponsor group health plans are subject to numerous reporting and disclosure requirements. Not all compliance requirements will apply to every employer, but group health plan sponsors should familiarize themselves with health plan compliance deadlines. For non-calendar year plans, these deadlines will need to be adjusted to …

Draft Forms for 2019 ACA Reporting Released

Over the years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056. These rules require certain employers to provide information to the Internal Revenue System (IRS) about the health plan coverage they either offer, don’t offer, or provide to their employees. 2019 Draft Forms …

ACA Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2020

On July 23, 2019, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2019-29 to index the contribution percentages in 2020 for determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years beginning in 2020, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage …

Affordability Percentages Will Decrease For 2018

On May 5, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2018 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years beginning in 2018, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage does …

The Presidential Election and the Affordable Care Act

Interesting times…. The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and its volumes of regulations have been the law of the land since 2010. Implementation was sometimes messy (the exchange websites), confusing (1095-C coding), and unreliable (late December extensions of filing deadlines). However, it is the law, and employers have spent billions of dollars to …

Trust Our ESR Team to Help

Maybe it’s time to change your HR strategy… we can help! At Creative Benefits, our Employee Service Representative (ESR) Team is available Monday – Friday with extended business hours! There is NO automated phone system here… each call gets answered by a live team member ready and willing to help. …