Tag: large employers


Large Employers Extending Remote Work

Some of the nation’s largest employers are signaling a potential long-term—even permanent—continuation of remote work. To what extent will this impact the decisions and plans of other organizations?


Want to Require Medicare Enrollment? Size Matters

Q. Can we make it mandatory for employees to enroll in Medicare upon turning age 65 even if they don’t plan on retiring and continue using the group medical plan? If so, how must this be communicated to employees approaching Medicare eligibility?

Employee Benefit Options: Helping with Student Loans

Average student loan balances across the country continue to rise, which leaves many new employees struggling with debt before they’ve even managed to start their first full-time role. This weighs heavily on the minds of many job applicants and is one of the reasons some employers have started offering student loan assistance as a benefit […]

Easy Tips for Employers to Handle Recent ACA Penalties

Many large employers have been up in arms about receiving Obamacare penalty notices over the past few months indicating they failed to offer qualifying health coverage in 2015. The penalties are amounting to thousands, if not millions, of dollars that may be due to reporting errors.


Employer Deadline Extended for ACA Reporting to Individuals

Recently, employers and insurers were given an extra month to comply with the upcoming Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements to furnish 1095-B and –C reports to individuals. The deadline is being moved back from January 31 to March 2, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced in Notice 2018-06. In addition, the good-faith transition relief […]

Healthcare reform and independent contractors

by Gesina M. Seiler The implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax credit for employers with fewer than 25 employees and the looming requirement that large employers (those with 50 or more full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees) provide affordable health insurance to their full-time employees or pay a penalty have resulted in some employers trying to […]