Benefits & Compensation News

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

Employers have 11 months 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…]

The Obamacare ‘play-or-pay’ penalty many firms aren’t prepared for


When it comes to Obamacare compliance, most employers are preoccupied with the number of full-time workers they have on staff. But there’s another shared-responsibility factor that has the potential to blindside many firms. [Read more…]

New Obamacare regs: Dependents you no longer have to cover

Delays of the play-or-pay penalties weren’t the only relief to come out of the feds’ final rules on the “shared-responsibility” mandate. [Read more…]

IRS: Obamacare doesn’t require you to offer ‘affordable’ family coverage

After a barrage of guidance, the IRS finally published its proposed regs on the Affordable Care Act’s “Employer Shared Responsibility” provision, along with a practical Q&A with real-life examples for employers. Here’s help making sense of it all. [Read more…]