Hello! Today’s post is for new small business owners who are unfamiliar with the Affordable Care Act and how it affects their organization.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) (informally “Obamacare”), is a United States Federal Statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23rd, 2010. The act was created to raise healthcare outcomes, curtail costs, and improve methods of distribution and accessibility.
Does it affect my company?
Any business with over 50 full time or full-time equivalent employees is directly impacted because it is required to meet the ACA requirements. As part of this mandate, the healthcare benefits offered must also meet a specific level of quality.
It may sound overwhelming to someone who has never dealt with business regulation, but don’t worry, we can help you out.
Workforce Management Suite from Berndt CPA offers businesses like yours a simple, automated answer for ACA compliance.
Step one is to track your team members’ hours so you know who is full-time and who isn’t. TimeWorksPlus automatically tracks hours worked to determine each employee’s status, whether FT or FTE (full-time equivalent). It also produces an electronic “paper” trail for accurate and untampered reporting purposes and delivers a Work Week and Work Month report that contains the total of hours worked for that week, and/or pay period.
What if I have associates whose hours vary and I want to keep them under the full-time limit?
The qualifying number of hours that determine an employee’s status of full-time or full-time equivalent for ACA are 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month. TimeSimplicity enables you to set an hour limit per employee that gives you an immediate alert when you attempt to add a shift to an employee who is at the threshold of 29 hours.
What else do I need to worry about?
TimeWorksPlus provides an extensive ACA checklist to assist you in knowing what other things you need to do to safeguard against thousands of dollars in non-compliance penalties.
You can visit https://berndtcpa.com/ for more details on what Berndt CPA can do to help you comply with ACA and DOL regulations.
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WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. We’ve just added onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB is designed for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.
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