Don’t Be a Turkey: Avoid These ACA Compliance Mistakes

Don’t Be a Turkey: Avoid These ACA Compliance Mistakes

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means the grocery stores are stocked to the brim with turkey. You can roast it, deep fry it, or save it for leftover sandwiches – but you don’t want to be it. Unfortunately, if you mess up on ACA compliance issues, you might spend...
State COBRA versus Federal COBRA: Which Matters Most?

State COBRA versus Federal COBRA: Which Matters Most?

State and federal laws can sometimes appear to conflict with each other.  For example, both federal laws and state laws set requirements for COBRA health insurance continuation. As a third-party administrator or HR pro, you may be wondering with laws are more...
Open Enrollment, Halloween and Problems That Refuse to Die

Open Enrollment, Halloween and Problems That Refuse to Die

When people start decorating their homes and businesses with fake spiderwebs, inflatable monsters and spooky light displays, HR pros and third-party administers may get a sick feeling in the pit of their stomach. It’s not because they’re afraid of Halloween. It’s...
ACA Reporting Requirements for COBRA Participants

ACA Reporting Requirements for COBRA Participants

Don’t forget about COBRA participants when fulfilling ACA reporting requirements. When completing Form 1095-C, employers must include employees who were offered COBRA during the year, and the right codes must be used. ACA reporting requirements are still in place....
Lockbox Services: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Lockbox Services: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

You want to reduce your workload, but you also want to maintain control of your work. It seems like an impossible goal. With lockbox services, however, it is possible. Outsourcing your check collection with lockbox services results in less work for you, but it doesn’t...
What’s Happening with the Cadillac Tax?

What’s Happening with the Cadillac Tax?

Health care reform keeps going – and sometimes going back. The so-called Cadillac tax, an excise tax on certain high cost employer-sponsored health plans, has been controversial for some time now. A new bill means it may never go into effect. What is the Cadillac Tax?...