Payroll Vendor Doing ACA Reporting … MUST be HIPAA Compliant

For payroll companies performing ACA reporting, we are increasingly finding that they forgot one very important detail … HIPAA and HITECH Compliance.

The reason most payroll companies forget about this detail is that they normally work with employee specific information regarding payroll records.  For payroll record specific information, HIPAA privacy rules have an exception that allow for the data to not be considered Protected Health Information (PHI).

When it comes to ACA Reporting however, there is no similar exception.

The information that is necessary to complete ACA reporting (list here)  contains employee Social Security Numbers that are connected with medical plan enrollment […] Read more

Is ACA Reporting More Payroll or Benefits Related?

A common question in the marketplace is ‘what exact information is necessary to complete the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting’, which is required for employers for the first time regarding the 2015 calendar year.  To assist, we have created a list below of the types of data necessary as well as who will likely have that information.  

Many employers and benefit brokers originally made the assumption that ACA reporting would best be performed as an additional function of a company’s payroll provider.  However, now as the time comes to actually perform the reporting they understand that ACA reporting requires much […] Read more

Payroll Vendor ACA Reporting Causing More Benefit Broker Work …

If you are a benefit broker you might be in for a special 2015 Christmas surprise but not in a good way.  A question for you:

Did any of your clients use their payroll vendor to do this reporting? (answer is usually yes)
Have you heard from these clients yet? (answer is usually no)

You need to know that you will hear from them very soon. Why? The reason is twofold.

First, the payroll vendor almost never has all of the information necessary to complete the reporting from a medical plan standpoint.  Instead, they require their clients to enter that data and do not […] 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