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Post-Election Possibilities: Changes to HR and Tax Compliance You May See

Post-Election Possibilities: Changes to HR and Tax Compliance You May See

Many employers are still grappling with new compliance challenges enacted in recent years, and unresolved legislative priorities from past years may be brought to the forefront in the critical first year of the new administration. That begs the question – What should employers expect in this post-election environment? Which policy issues are likely to be considered and how might they affect employers? We reached out to ADP experts Ellen Feeney, Vice President and Counsel – Global Compliance, and Pete Isberg, Vice President, Government Relations, to ask them what they think employers can expect in the upcoming year. The Affordable Care Act was discussed at length in this past election cycle. What are some possible changes employers can expect? Ellen: While President-elect Trump campaigned on the promise that he’d repeal and replace the ACA, his stance has shifted somewhat post-election, and he seems open to the possibility of keeping some parts of the law. At this point, the ACA is tightly woven into our health care system as twenty million...

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Are Your Employees In(Form)ed about Annual Reporting?

Are Your Employees In(Form)ed about Annual Reporting?

By Mary Schafer Help Quell Calls and Confusion with Effective Communications Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) with 50 or more full-time, including full-time equivalent employees, are subject to the employer shared responsibility provision and related IRS reporting requirements. This includes filing Forms 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS, and sending the Form 1095-C to their employees, to report information about the health insurance coverage offered under their employer-sponsored plans for the 2016 tax year annual reporting. So, as a large employer, you’ve likely made it through your first year of annual health care reporting and are starting the process all over again. Since this is only the second year your full-time employees will receive a Form 1095-C, a communications plan is key to your success. At a recent ADP webinar, when asked if they felt their company was ready to issue Forms1095-C to their employees by January 31, 2017, only 7-9% of respondents felt they were extremely prepared. While recently the IRS extended the...

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ACA Best Practices: Annual Reporting Accuracy & Strategic Employee Communications

ACA Best Practices: Annual Reporting Accuracy & Strategic Employee Communications

If you were an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) for tax year 2015, you’ve likely made it through your first year of annual health care reporting. Just as you were breathing a sigh of relief after filing last year’s forms, the process is starting all over again – and seems destined to continue every year from now on. There are lessons to be learned from the 2015 filings, as well as making sure that you are aware of the changes that will apply for 2016. Additionally, since this is only the second year your full-time employees will be receiving a Form 1095-C, a communications plan is the key to your success. It’s time to start thinking about how developing and delivering the right tools in conjunction with effective benefits communications and year end communications to drive awareness and engagement. Watch the webcast below and get critical insights on how you can prepare for the impact of recent ACA updates, and stay up to date with health care regulations and avoid...

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ADP Wants to Meet Employers Where They Are With Its Private Exchange

ADP Wants to Meet Employers Where They Are With Its Private Exchange

Since launching a Private Exchange solution a year ago, ADP has continued to add clients and plot its future moves, explains Will Giaconia, ADP’s vice president of healthcare strategy. Employee Benefit Adviser spoke with Giaconia to find out how the marketplace continues to develop. EBA: It has been a little over a year since launching the ADP exchange. How is it going? Giaconia: It is going well. We have a different take on these than some of the … first movers and players in the space. What we were looking to do … was to bring that kind of a solution to our broader portfolio of benefits administration and related products and services, all within the human capital market environment that we play in. From that perspective, it has been really successful. [It is] really helping our clients who are potentially interested in these things now or in the future to know that they have an option with us. … That was what we were looking to accomplish more...

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ACA Best Practices: Annual Reporting Accuracy & Strategic Employee Communications

ACA Best Practices: Annual Reporting Accuracy & Strategic Employee Communications

If you were an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) for tax year 2015, you’ve likely made it through your first year of annual health care reporting. Just as you were breathing a sigh of relief after filing last year’s forms, the process is starting all over again – and seems destined to continue every year from now on. There are lessons to be learned from the 2015 filings, as well as making sure that you are aware of the changes that will apply for 2016. Additionally, since this is only the second year your full-time employees will be receiving a Form 1095-C, a communications plan is the key to your success. It’s time to start thinking about how developing and delivering the right tools in conjunction with effective benefits communications and year end communications to drive awareness and engagement. Join our event on October 25th at either 11AM or 3PM with other HR execs like yourself and get critical insights on how you can prepare for the impact of recent...

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