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Oct 25, 2018HR Outsourcing

ACA Compliance: 2018 HR Resource Guide

ACA Compliance: 2018 HR Resource Guide

We encourage customers to take a deeper look at ACA compliance. By this time, your company should know where it stands with regard to the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), from tracking to calculating employee eligibility. Still need guidance? We’ve assembled this helpful resource guide to help keep you and your HR department on track, starting with a brief list of items to have on your radar, along with links to the IRS website where you can find answers to many of your questions.

We have also collected important IRS deadlines your team needs to be aware of to stay ACA compliant.

Deadline for employers to provide employees with 1095-C forms Jan. 31, 2019
Deadline for filing electronic 1094-C forms with the IRS Feb. 28, 2019
Deadline for filing paper 1094-C forms with the IRS April 1, 2019

What If I Need to File for an Extension?

You may receive an automatic 30-day filing extension by completing Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns. The form may be submitted on paper, or through the FIRE System as a fill-in form or an electronic file. No signature or explanation is required for the extension, but you must file it on or before the due date to get the 30-day extension. Under certain hardship conditions you may apply for an additional 30-day extension. See the instructions for Form 8809 for more information.

How to Apply for an Extension

File your Form 8809 as soon as you know that you need a 30-day extension. You can mail or fax this form using the address and phone number listed in the instructions, or you can submit the extension request online through the FIRE System. You’re encouraged to submit requests using the online fill-in form. See Pub. 1220, Part B, for more information on filing online or electronically.

Do You Still Have Questions?

ACA compliance is a crucial element of your organization’s benefits administration strategy, and it’s understandable that you might still have questions. If you have any questions specifically about ACA reporting, we hope you’ll take a moment to review this helpful Q&A.