Want to Reimburse Your Staff for Health Premiums? A $36,500 per-employee Fine Lurks

Most business owners know about the yearly $2,000 per-employee fine they would face for not securing health coverage for their employees under the Affordable Care Act.

But there is even a larger fine that threatens under recent regulations issued by the IRS – and it’s not for failing to secure coverage.

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With Health Insurance Laws in Flux, Flexible Spending Accounts Can Save Your Workers Money

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement for next year.

If you don’t offer a flexible spending account (FSA) for your employees, you should consider starting one as they allow them to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by their health plan, including deductibles, copays and any pharmaceuticals.Read More

IRS Sends out ACA Compliance Letters, Employers Have 30 Days to Respond

The IRS has started sending out letters to employers who have failed to comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act for the year 2015.

The IRS seems to be moving forward with notifying employers after attempts to repeal and replace the ACA failed in Congress and since there has been no further rule-making, guidance or legislation that rolls back enforcement of the employer mandate.Read More