ACA Affordability Safe Harbors must work for Everyone in a Class …

The IRS regulations for ACA reporting require an employer to show that they offered the ‘right type of plan’ at the ‘right type of cost’ or else face penalties.  This means that an employer must have offered minimum essential coverage and minimum value coverage at a cost no greater than 9.5% of the employees household income.

Problem!  When you hired an employee you didn’t hire their whole household, so how are you to know what that number actually is?  To deal with this issue the IRS allows for employers to make assumptions on what the household income is for an employee. […] Read more

CPAs Performing ACA Reporting … Pay Attention to HIPAA Compliance

In working with CPAs across the county, we have found that the overwhelming majority have not been aware that in order to perform Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting on forms 1095-B and 1095-B for their clients that they must be HIPAA Compliant.  The confusion is understandable, since this likely is the first time they have ever really dealt with Protected Health Information (PHI).  Employee benefit brokers typically work with PHI on a daily basis every day, and thus are familiar with the requirements, such as entering into a business associate agreement with your client.  However on the whole, we are […] Read more

ACA Reporting Extensions … What you need to know

Just like most things Affordable Care Act (ACA) related, there is a significant amount of confusion about how the ACA reporting extension works.  Hopefully this article will help …

The first thing you need to know is that there are actually TWO DIFFERENT extensions employers need to know about.

First, you can receive an extension by sending the required ACA reporting to the IRS
Secondly, there is a completely separate process to request an extension regarding providing the forms to your employees

1).  As an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), employers must file the appropriate forms 1094 and 1095 with the IRS.  Should you need additional time […] Read more

Designated Governmental Entity (DGE) Did Not Fully Report on ACA To IRS …

Many municipal and other governmental entity types have been surprised by the fact that their Designated Governmental Entity has not reported all of the necessary information to the IRS as they assumed would happen.  Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Applicable Large Employer (ALEs) must report to the IRS on the type of plans that were offered to their employees, the costs of these plans, and who was covered under the plan.  For some governmental groups (we will call these ‘primary’) they might have a separate governmental entity that has some of their employees covered and who have agreed to […] Read more

Evaluating ACA 6056 Employer Reporting Software?

Employers & Benefit Brokers Evaluating ACA 6056 Reporting Software

If you are a large employer or employee benefit broker, chances are you have spent a lot of time trying to determine the best ACA 6056 reporting and compliance solution for your clients.  We do not sell software – but rather full service reporting.  However, we have researched almost a dozen different ACA employer reporting and compliance vendors and we thought we would pass along what we learned.

Beginning Questions To Ask Yourself

As an employer or benefit broker, this is how the ACA reporting question breaks down for you.

1).  Some employers will have their online […] Read more

All Large Employers MUST Complete ACA Reporting (Even Fully Insured Groups)

All Large Employers MUST Complete ACA Reporting (Even Fully Insured Groups)

This comes as a surprise to many, but YES – if you are an employer with 50+ employees (or full time equivalent employees), you must complete ACA Reporting to the IRS (forms 1094 and 1095).

But I’m Fully Insured . . . My insurance carrier will take care of this right?   No!

You might have thought that your insurance carrier was going to take care of this, but they only report the portion that they are required to report as an insurance carrier.  Employers still have additional responsibilities.  

The easiest way to think about this is by considering what the […] Read more

Employee Benefit Brokers, ACA Reporting. Huge Prospecting Opportunity, OR Administrative Pitfall?

The Million Dollar Question most employee benefit brokers are considering currently is should our firm try to perform this ACA reporting via an in-house technology solution that we purchase, or recommend having our clients use an outside vendor (such as us here at The reality is that every operation is different, has different needs and have promised their clients different things.  Some brokers take a full service approach and look to take administrative burdens off of their clients.  Other brokers take a more consultative approach.  Neither avenue is ‘wrong’, but each works for different types of benefit broker operations.

Regardless of […] Read more

10 Quick Reasons To Partner With Us


Often when speaking with Payroll Companies we get the question, “Why would we not just build our own internal ACA reporting capabilities for our clients?”.  Here are a few quick reasons:

Your major competitors (ADP, Paychex, etc) already have a system and they are trying to poach your clients by showing that they already have a solution.
Your clients really want a solution – NOW.
Developing ACA Reporting capabilities takes a lot of time and money.
Instead of spending your resources building additional technology, you could have all of the technology and still get all of the profits you expected to get.
By partnering with us, […] Read more

Form 1095-C Printing & Mailing Service Released

If you have not heard the news yet, we have recently opened up our form 1095-B and form 1095-C mailing services to employers.  The feedback we have received thus far is that we are one of the least expensive option in the marketplace, especially when considering the total value we bring to the process.

You can learn more by visiting this page on our website here…

In addition, we have released a form 1095-C code calculator to assist employers with knowing more of the logic regarding how lines 14, 15 and 16 work.  This is being provided courtesy of  You can […] Read more