Employer Articles

Employers everywhere will likely experience some budgetary change to comply, but it’s hard to know exactly what that change will be. At the same time, knowing what may be coming down the pike can only prepare employers more for how to handle the final regulations when they come into effect.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service released final instructions and tax forms for the Affordable Care Act’s information reporting requirements. These requirements apply to employers and health insurers as set out in Internal Revenue Code sections 6055 (Forms 1094-B and 1095-B) and 6056 (Forms 1094-C and 1095-C). The agencies also released final transmission forms that will be used to submit the information to the IRS. The final forms and instructions are largely consistent with draft forms and instructions released last summer. Employers that file at least 250 forms annually are required to file electronically. Instructions for electronic filing of the information remain under development.

It just may be the crime of the century. Our minds, thoughts and chief productivity tool--attention--are being stolen by a thief operating with absolute impunity: incessant, unbounded interruptions. An ever-growing volume of intruders--e-mail, texts, apps, phone calls, social media alerts--combined with assaults from increasingly time-panicked humans, are leaving few places safe.

Beginning next month, every American who files a Form 1040 tax return will have to check a box indicating whether or not they have health coverage.

Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.

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