IRS issues ACA employer mandate guidance

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments by

Last week, the IRS released final rules for ACA employer shared responsibility requirements, also known as the employer mandate. Most widely reported was the one-year exemption for employers with up to 99 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. For staffing firms, a significant clarification is the definition of “variable hour” employees for the purpose of applying the […]

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ACA Update from Staffing World

Nov 04, 2013 No Comments by

The American Staffing Association’s recent annual convention and expo featured two sessions focused on health care reform. The first outlined actions for employers to take in 2014, and the second featured a discussion with three staffing company representatives about their firms’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) strategies and compliance plans. Following is a summary of takeaways […]

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Planning for Health Care Reform, Part 2

Mar 05, 2013 No Comments by

Our initial post about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) focused on explaining the formulas for determining your organization’s size and estimating the number of temporary workers who qualify as full-time employees. Since then, the IRS has issued additional guidance related to these calculations and other basic aspects of the law. While the regulations are not […]

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Planning for Health Care Reform, Part 1

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments by

Now is the time for your ASO to begin planning for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Beginning in 2014, many employers will be required to offer health insurance to employees considered “full-time” or face financial penalties. Understanding the law’s potential impact on your ASO and determining the extent to which future costs can […]

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