Friday, July 29, 2016

Four Common Mistakes that Employers are Making with PPACA

1) Failing to classify a new employee with one of four the four permitted labels: a part-time employee, a variable hour employee, a seasonal employee, or a full-time employee.

2) Failing to have a policy that explains the employer's look back measurement method; including a description of how the employer is classifying its new employees.  This policy needs to be consistent with the employer’s eligibility conditions discussed in the employer’s SPD.

3) Inaccurate code combinations on line 14, 15, and 16 of Form 1095-C.  There were 200 potential code combinations for line 14, 15, and 16.  However, of the 200 potential code combinations only 49 were theoretically possible. Certain code combinations clearly could not be used together without forcing an error in submission.

4) Having all of the proper procedures and policies in place but failing to timely offer coverage to an employee.

For the full article and a 5th common mistake see this story from Healthcare Attorneys, P.C.