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Are you ready for new health-care reporting requirements?

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have released draft forms that give businesses some idea about the voluminous data they’ll need to start tracking in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act, for reporting to the IRS and employees starting in early 2016.

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Health-care law update 2014: What you need to know

With this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that closely held private companies are exempt from providing contraception, in employee health plans, if the owners have religious objections, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is in the news in a major way.

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30-hour workweek: Why restaurant stories mattered

Stories of the health care law’s impact on restaurants were a visible part of the debate during the House of Representatives’ April 3 vote to pass the Save American Workers Act, which would change the health care law’s definition of “full-time” from 30 to the traditional 40 hours.

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How would a 30-hour work week impact restaurants?

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on legislation to change the health care law’s definition of “full-time” from 30 hours to 40 hours.

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IRS Encourages Small Employers to Check Out Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

With business tax-filing deadlines fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged small employers that provide health insurance coverage to their employees to check out the small business health care tax credit and then claim it if they qualify.

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IRS releases final paperwork rules for employers under ACA

New information-reporting rules for many businesses and their insurers are on their way under the Affordable Care Act — and with less than 10 months to go before data-tracking is supposed to get underway, the impact on affected businesses could be overwhelming, according to the National Restaurant Association.

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IRS Offers Health Care Tax Tips to Help Individuals Understand Tax Provisions in the Affordable Care Act

The Internal Revenue Service is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes.

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Some employers get transition relief under health care law

The White House has announced some employers will receive relief under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate next year.

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Restaurant industry pushes to make 40 hours full time under health care law

The restaurant industry on Tuesday emphasized its support for bipartisan legislation to change the health care law’s definition of full-time from 30 hours to 40 hours.

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Last chance! Final health care reform conference call is Wednesday, January 8

Many of the requirements of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (ACA) go into effect this year, and the Washington Restaurant Associations invite you to participate in our last, free conference call on Wednesday, January 8, to discuss where things stand with this complex legislation.

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Restaurant Owners Need Flexibility in Health Care Law Reporting Requirements

This week, the restaurant industry reiterated its support of a streamlined reporting process for employer-sponsored health plans, noting that a simplified structure would minimize the chances of employees being forced to repay tax credits for which eligibility was inaccurately determined, as well as reduce unnecessary administrative burdens on employers.

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Get your questions answered on healthcare reform this Wednesday

The next conference call is Wednesday, September 25 at 9 am PST. The call-in number is 1-800-309-2350, conference ID is 6328387.

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FAQs: Nondiscrimination Provisions and Employer Exchange Notification Requirements

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a non-discrimination provision that affects all employers providing health care coverage to their employees.  The provision prohibits employers from restricting

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DOL reminds employers to provide exchange notice by Oct. 1

REMINDER: Get your questions answered on healthcare reform and how it affects your business! The next WRA health care reform conference call is this Wednesday, September 25 at 9 am PST.

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Health care reform FAQs: Eligible Employees and Employee Notification

The most extensive provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect in January 2014. Among these provisions is the requirement for employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees to provide coverage to their full-time employees or face an IRS penalty.