ACA Reporting Confusion: Answers and Actionable Advice

Duration: 90 minutes

As if the ACA wasn’t complicated enough, 2017 brings a new layer of suspense and confusion. The Trump administration has made some big promises (or threats, depending where you stand) to repeal the ACA in its entirety. How can employers get prepared for a wildcard that could change everything?

This webinar will address the practical ACA reporting issues that all employers face. Employment law expert Anniken Davenport will also address the uncertain future of the ACA and how each potential outcome will affect employers. More info below


As we enter Year Two of Affordable Care Act reporting, companies of all sizes still face many pressing questions.

For large employers: How do we sort through “affordable” coverage with salary increases and decreases, spousal incomes, second jobs, etc.? And if we take advantage of the Form 1095 extension, how will employees file their taxes?

For mid-sized employers and non-profits: How do we count employees? Do we include 1099 employees? Temporary employees? What if an employee fluctuated above and below 30 hours a week during the year? Most importantly: How can we avoid becoming an Applicable Large Employer?

For small employers: Where are all of the so-called “benefits” for small businesses that we keep hearing about?

If you’re unclear on any of the questions above, you’re not alone. And even if you did have time to read the hundreds of pages of ACA regulations (who does?), chances are you’d still be confused.

ACA reporting is not something to be taken lightly – the information you supply the IRS doesn’t just determine if you’ll face a financial penalty. It also directly impacts your ACA obligations for the next 12 months.

Or maybe not?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This webinar will cover:

  • The “Number of Employees” strategy game: Legal techniques employers can use to minimize their ACA obligations
  • Employer benefits in the ACA regulations that many companies are failing to take advantage of- like the counting provision for employees who have military health insurance 
  • How to ensure your company is in compliance — which specific provisions impact your company and which do not — including:
  • Employer sponsored plans
  • Employer mandate
  • Affordability percentages
  • Cadillac tax
  • The reporting requirements for each type of employer 
  • What you can do NOW if you aren't in compliance to avoid penalties at tax time
  • What Trump’s selection for the head of Health and Human Services could mean for the ACA 
  • The best resources to keep tabs on future ACA developments

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Anniken Davenport has taught business law and HR management at Penn State University and directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. She has represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in discrimination and employment law cases and school districts in labor negotiations. She holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins and a JD from Penn State.

CERTIFICATION

This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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