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Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting - Employee Benefits


Do you know which benefits you offer are continue-able?

One of the compliance obligations that comes with offering employee benefits is the requirement to offer certain participants in certain plans the opportunity to continue coverage for some period of time in certain circumstances when coverage would otherwise have been lost. But which employers have to offer continuation? On which plans? When? To whom? For how long? The answers to these questions depend on several factors.

COVID-19 and government funding legislation signed into law

On December 27, 2020, Congress signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law. Components of the Act will affect health and welfare programs, including relief for health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs), surprise billing, increased transparency, comparative analysis requirements, and a voluntary extension of FFCRA leave. Download the latest Compliance Update for more information.

ACA reporting tips: Introduction and archive

This archive has been updated to reflect changes made by the IRS in the Form 1095C and instructions for 2020. 

We receive questions from employers almost daily on how to comply with these complex reporting requirements in various common (and unusual) situations and scenarios. To help with those questions, we have created 25 different ACA reporting tips for employers to use as guides when completing their Forms 1094C/1095C. These tips address some of the most common ACA reporting issues employers face, including helpful hints, tips and samples of completed Forms 1094C/1095C.