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IRS Memo Signals Importance of Proper Employee Classification in ACA Compliance

ACA Times

The Department of Labor (DOL) and IRS recently issued an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the way the two agencies identify and enforce employee misclassifications. The agencies make clear….

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Rhode Island Permanently Extends ACA Filing Deadlines

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ACA filing for the 2022 tax year is fast approaching. Employers with operations in Rhode Island should take note of the recent changes made regarding ACA filing and furnishing. Late…. The post Rhode Island Permanently Extends ACA Filing Deadlines first appeared on The ACA Times.

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At a Glance: 2023 ACA State Reporting

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It’s time to prepare ACA state filings for the 2022 tax year. Is your organization ready? As a reminder, on an annual basis, employers must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C… The post At a Glance: 2023 ACA State Reporting first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Final Regulations Amend Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits

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The IRS recently issued final regulations on the use of Premium Tax Credits (PTCs), resolving the “family glitch” and extending PTC eligibility beyond individuals to family members. As a result,…. The post Final Regulations Amend Eligibility for Premium Tax Credits first appeared on The ACA Times.

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5 Essentials for Healthcare CIOs: A Provider Data Management Checklist

Complete and accurate provider data is essential for health organizations to operate effectively. A better understanding of your provider network helps to understand patients and consumers, identify gaps in care, and make the best possible decisions for your businesses.

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Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet

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ACA open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is just over a month away, and this time, individuals may have more options and a better experience than years prior. The post Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional

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Just when you thought the ACA was finally out of the line of fire, another lawsuit questioning its constitutionality makes its way to the forefront. This time it’s an attack…. The post Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies

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Late last week news broke regarding a $300 billion bill that would extend the enhanced ACA subsidies issued via Premium Tax Credits (PTC) through 2025. It all started when Senator…. The post Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies first appeared on The ACA Times.

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ACA Affordability Drops to Historic Low for 2023 Tax Year

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Last week the IRS announced the affordability percentage for Premium Tax Credits (PTCs) and employee contributions for employer-sponsored health coverage. In IRS Rev. Proc 2022-34, the agency makes clear that….

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AIR Portal Opens for 2022: Time to Review ACA Filings

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Earlier this week the IRS announced that the Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) portal will open tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2023, at 6:00 a.m. Pacific time. As a result…. The post AIR Portal Opens for 2022: Time to Review ACA Filings first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Level up Culture & EQ | Sign up for the #CultureDrop

Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

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HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557

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Trends to eliminate discrimination in all facets of the workplace continue to take hold across the country. Health and Human Services (HHS) is the latest government agency to make this…. The post HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Millions to Lose Coverage if American Rescue Plan PTCs Expire

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Enhanced Premium Tax Credit (PTC) subsidies introduced via the American Rescue Plan (ARP) are set to expire this December, and the consequences could be serious. Before diving into what could…. The post Millions to Lose Coverage if American Rescue Plan PTCs Expire first appeared on The ACA Times.

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ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2023

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In late 2022, the IRS issued an update regarding Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for 2023. Namely, that they are increasing. For plans that end on or after October…. The post ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2023 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Federal and State ACA Reporting and Furnishing Deadlines for Employers

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With a new year upon us, employers should prepare to complete ACA reporting and furnishing requirements for the 2022 tax year. As part of the annual requirements, Applicable Large Employers….

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

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New PTC Data is Cause For Concern For Employers

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Employers should review their ACA compliance processes carefully in light of new data issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Below we’ve identified why. Key PTC findings. Health exchange enrollees claimed an estimated total of 9.7

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IRS Issues Final 2022 ACA Reporting Instructions

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Late last week, the IRS issued the final ACA reporting instructions for the 2022 tax year, which include both the 1094-C and 1095-C forms to be filed and furnished in…. The post IRS Issues Final 2022 ACA Reporting Instructions first appeared on The ACA Times.

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ACA Penalties Are Increasing in 2022

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The IRS penalty amounts for non-compliance of the ACA’s Employer Mandate are again increasing in 2022. . Below is a rundown of the new penalty amounts and how the IRS will assess them. . 4980H(a) Penalty. For the 2022 tax year, the 4980H(a) penalty amount is $229.17

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IRS Confirms End of ACA Good-Faith Transition Relief and More

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On December 12, the IRS issued final regulations confirming the end of good-faith transition relief. The good news is that the regulations also include a permanent, automatic 30-day extension for…. The post IRS Confirms End of ACA Good-Faith Transition Relief and More first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions Heading into the 2023 ACA Reporting Season

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We recently held a webinar regarding changes pertinent to the 2023 ACA reporting season. After receiving numerous questions from attendees during the event, we thought it best to compile them….

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IRS Backlog Expected to Clear By End of 2022

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The IRS has made significant progress in the historic backlog it’s still facing, but it still has a long way to go. Chief IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig anticipates clearing the backlog by the end of this year.

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ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2022

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Earlier this month the IRS issued a notice indicating that the fees associated with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are increasing this year. For plans that end on or after October 1, 2021, and before October 1, 2022, the PCORI rate per covered individual is $2.79.

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ACA Signups for Open Enrollment Hit Record Highs

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Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year ends later this week but ACA signups are already hitting record new highs. Kaiser Health News cites a record-breaking 13.6 million Americans already signed up for 2022 coverage through an ACA marketplace exchange. The closest number of total signups was 12.7

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Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

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1095-C Codes for the 2021 Tax Year

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It’s 2022 and time to begin preparing the annual 1095-C filings with the IRS and select state governments. Are you ready? If you need a refresher on the different 1095-C coding options for this year, we’ve got you covered. Below are all of the different coding options for Line 14 of the 1095-C Form.

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Prepare for Upcoming 2023 ACA Reporting Deadlines

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Employers looking toward the new year will need to keep the 2023 ACA reporting deadlines in mind to avoid steep penalties from the IRS. Every year, Applicable Large Employers (ALEs)…. The post Prepare for Upcoming 2023 ACA Reporting Deadlines first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Remember, No Good Faith Transition Relief This Year

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With the New Year just a few short weeks out, employers should remember that 2020 was the final year for Good Faith Transition Relief. That means filing late or inaccurate ACA information this year could cost you an IRS penalty — no exceptions.

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2022 ACA Deadlines To Avoid IRS Penalties

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Employers preparing for a smooth 2021 filing season should keep in mind the important ACA deadlines to avoid IRS penalties. Every year, Applicable Large Employers (ALES) must file and furnish their ACA information to the IRS as required by the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

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How Real-Time Tracking of Shipments Supports the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

This guide explores critical concepts that supply chain professionals need to know when it comes to tracking and analyzing cold chain shipments.

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South Dakota Medicaid Expansion on The Ballot This Fall

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The ACA may broaden again this fall as voters decide whether South Dakota should join 38 other states in expanding Medicaid. Despite Republican pushback from legislators, South Dakota would follow…. The post South Dakota Medicaid Expansion on The Ballot This Fall first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Employers Investing More in ICHRAs Poses ACA Coding Risk

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As the number of available healthcare coverage options increases, more and more employers are turning to individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRAs). A relatively new player in the market, ICHRAs….

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How Build Back Back Better Would Reshape U.S. Healthcare

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With the Infrastructure Bill now officially signed into law, Congress will now shift its focus onto the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better proposal. In its current version, the plan could reshape U.S. healthcare and the ACA.

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Have a Handle on ACA Compliance? Let ACA Vitals Decide

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ACA reporting is heading into its seventh year, yet, many organizations still face significant obstacles to meeting the requirements of the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

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5 Critical Challenges Facing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

In this article, produced in partnership with Connected Health Pulse, we explore five critical challenges in pharmaceutical supply chains caused by a lack of visibility.

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ACA Looks Strong Heading into 2022 Open Enrollment

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The ACA is receiving some of the highest approval ratings since it was first signed into law in 2010. According to a June poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) , 53% of American adults are in favor of the ACA and only 35% find the law unfavorable.

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ACA Open Enrollment for 2023 Plan Year Begins Today

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Open enrollment for the 2023 plan year kicks off today, November 1, and will run through January 15 of next year. As employers begin to prepare healthcare options for their…. The post ACA Open Enrollment for 2023 Plan Year Begins Today first appeared on The ACA Times.

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IRS Releases Further Guidance on COBRA Continuation Coverage

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The IRS recently issued a notice that further clarifies the usage of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage as amended via the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

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Health Carriers Are Benefiting From The ACA

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Several health carriers are experiencing growth because of the recent Affordable Care Act advancements. Most notably is CVS Health Corp. and its affiliated health insurance business, Aetna.

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The Digital Logistics Provider: Delivering a New Level of Service in the Age of IoT

In response to the growing complexity of the modern global supply chain, logistics service providers are embracing digital supply chain solutions powered by new IoT tracking technologies and data analytics.