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ACA Penalty Appeal Support

ACA Penalty Appeal Support

The pandemic is changing the way we all work, including the IRS. Since the scathing report from the Inspector General earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service hasn't answered their calls. Still, we know they are working diligently behind closed doors to step up their penalty letters and create much-needed revenue. According to the report, the IRS collected a mere 4.4% of its original goal for assessing ACA penalties. The estimated penalty income was based on employers failing to offer affordable health coverage to employees; however, most employers were already providing coverage, so the IRS lost big!...

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ACA and the Coronavirus

ACA and the Coronavirus

The Affordable Care Act, though the topic of much discussion and controversy, is not quite at the top of our daily newsfeed at present. The national media is overwhelmed with the developing world-wide pandemic, protests, political arguments, and a lot of other critical information. However, the ACA is still here, and it will undoubtedly be the talk of the nation when the Supreme Court reconvenes later this year to make a ruling regarding its constitutionality. With that in mind, there are several important factors to consider for filing, especially when it comes to the Coronavirus and its effect...

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New PCORI Fees Announced

New PCORI Fees Announced

The IRS recently provided notice 2020-44 announcing the new PCORI fees for plan years from October 2019 through October 2020. The new fee is an increase of $0.09, from $2.45 to $2.54. While this amount is important to know, it is essential to understand what PCORI fees are and how they affect your ACA Employer Reporting.

PCORI Basics

PCORI stands for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund fee is a tax on issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans. It assists in funding the institute. Imposed by §§ 4375 and 4376 of...

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ACA Update: Supreme Court Will Not Fast-Track a Decision

ACA Update: Supreme Court Will Not Fast-Track a Decision

The Past

Let's take it back a few years...eight to be more specific. Nearly eight years ago the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. In the middle of a presidential election, a split court ruled the ACA individual mandate was not "unconstitutional" and therefore, all Americans would be required to have health insurance, or pay a fine.

The Present

Now, as we are in the midst of another presidential election, the House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court to reaffirm that the...

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