Benefits & Compensation News

Final rules on ACA grandfathered plans: 5 sneaky ways to lose your status

Employers that have managed to hang on to their grandfathered health plans for this long will want to pay close attention to the feds’ final regs on the subject. [Read more…]

New ‘Bipartisan’ law kills key Obamacare rule

HR pros everywhere have one less ACA compliance task to worry about. [Read more…]

ACA reporting: 5 things you need to be doing right now

With the deadlines just months away, ACA reporting is priority number one for many HR pros. Here’s some help with that monumental compliance task. [Read more…]

New Obamacare law prevents new ‘small employer’ definition, potential cost hikes

President Obama just signed into law the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, a bill that received rare bipartisan support. For many “mid-sized” employers, the law should come as welcome news. [Read more…]

Will bipartisan push finally put an end to the ACA’s Cadillac Tax?

Several new pieces of legislation have been introduced to repeal the Cadillac Tax, and the bills have the backing of both Republicans and Democrats. Does this mean the dreaded excise tax will never see the light of day or will the reg survive yet another challenge?  [Read more…]

IRS re-proposes ACA rule, ends relief for employers

When a glitch in feds’ own Obamacare calculator was uncovered, the IRS gave employers a major break from certain ACA penalties. But all good things must come to an end eventually. [Read more…]

4 keys to calculating full-time employees under Affordable Care Act

Employers have little time left to nail down just how many full-time employees they have before Obamacare’s employer mandate kicks in. The problem is, the law’s formula is tricky. To help with the math, 15-year benefits compliance vet Sheryl Southwick has some advice for employers. [Read more…]

ACA reporting: How to extend the deadline an extra 30 to 60 days

If there’s no way your firm will be able to get everything in order in time to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) reporting deadlines, don’t panic. You may not have to. [Read more…]

9 questions to ask when picking a benefits broker

Between Obamacare’s complex compliance challenges and the growing need for superior benefits to recruit and retain top talent, the demand for skilled benefits brokers has grown exponentially in recent years. So how can HR pros be sure their brokers have their backs? [Read more…]

Why Obamacare is responsible for this organization’s lockout

You’ve probably seen countless studies and articles about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could affect employers’ business practices. Well, here’s a real-life example of how one provision of the law is causing major problems. [Read more…]