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5 Ways Benefits Administration Technology Enables HR Benefits Risk Management

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Staying ahead of risks is a critical priority for HR leaders, but ever-evolving regulations and shifting complexities make it challenging. Concerns can quickly spiral into major issues that are costly and time-consuming to resolve – but smarter solutions will help you take a more proactive approach to human resources risk management. (more…)

House Republicans Narrowly Pass Obamacare Repeal Bill

Friday, May 5th, 2017

After a failed attempt back in March, a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has passed in the House. The bill now moves on to seek Senate approval, where more changes are likely headed its way. (more…)

ACA Update: Republicans Withdraw Their Repeal Bill and the ACA Lives On (For Now)

Monday, March 27th, 2017

On Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan withdrew their proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement bill, entitled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill faced staunch opposition from both Democratic leaders and hard-line conservatives. This failure was a significant one for the new Trump administration, which made repealing and replacing Obamacare one of its central campaign promises. Now, what’s next for the ACA? (more…)

ACA Update: How to Prepare for Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Healthcare Reform Changes in 2017 and Beyond

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The ACA will inevitably change under the Trump administration – but how will this affect employers? As President Trump and Congress unravel the complex healthcare law, timelines and plans for a replacement continue to shift and evolve. With upcoming ACA deadlines and the threat of penalties still looming, this regulatory uncertainty has left many employers wondering what’s next. (more…)

The only thing guaranteed for 2016 reporting is – Change!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

By Karen Bailey, Compliance Officer Empyrean Benefit Solutions

As we look to the year ahead in meeting ACA compliance with Pay or Play and the reporting requirements that support it, we fully anticipate changes on the horizon. Prior guidance reflects that some transition relief will be sunsetted. The IRS, per its usual course of business, is expected to issue clarification and perhaps even introduce new items related to the reporting. (more…)