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Register Now -- Affordable Care Act Webinar June 10

2015 May 28.

Don’t get behind in tracking the necessary information to fulfill the reporting and compliance requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

What is IRS Health Care Coverage Reporting?

Under the ACA, large employers are required to offer health care coverage to full time employees or potentially pay a tax. But that is only part of your ACA obligation.

Problems With Your Health Plan? Or Your FLC’s Plan?

2015 May 19.

Are you wondering if your company’s health benefits are in compliance with new Affordable Care Act rules? Do you work with a farm labor contractor (FLC) whose benefits sound a little too good to be true? If you think that doesn’t matter for your business, you should think again. Either way, you need to know how to protect your company and stay in compliance with the law to avoid costly tax penalties.

What To look For

Using the Monthly Measurement Method to Track Eligibility

2015 May 01.

Dear Jon,

When using the Monthly Measurement Method to track eligibility, may we offer coverage after the month has been processed?  Are we responsible to offer coverage the same month even though we’re unsure of the hours worked by variable hour employees?  Are we responsible for a type of “retro-eligibility,” is there an ACA Guideline, and if so, where can I find this specific guideline?

 

Get the Affordable Care Act Help You Need at FPAA Seminar

2015 April 28.

The Affordable Care Act’s large employer mandate is now in effect, and the options for plan designs that comply with the new laws can be confusing. You need to know:

Work with Farm Labor Contractors? Beware of Non-Compliant Health Plans

2015 April 07.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) large employer mandate requires employers to offer affordable, qualifying coverage starting this year. As a business person, you have myriad plan options available, and the choices can be confusing. Western Growers is here to help. 

Farm Labor Contractors: Avoid Pitfalls

Can Multiple Plans be Offered?

2015 April 01.

Dear Jon,

I have a question about health insurance for our employees:  We had to get a plan for all the employees and we already had a plan in place for our full-time crews.  Can we still maintain those plans for the full-time employees and offer the new employees the new plan?

Multiple Plan Problems in Prunedale

 

Dear MP3,

Can Multiple Plans be Offered?

2015 April 01.

Dear Jon,

I have a question about health insurance for our employees:  We had to get a plan for all the employees and we already had a plan in place for our full-time crews.  Can we still maintain those plans for the full-time employees and offer the new employees the new plan?

Multiple Plan Problems in Prunedale

 

Dear MP3,

Affordable Care Act Webinar Presentation and Video Available

2015 February 17.

Last week, during a WG-sponsored webinar, Jon Alexander, general counsel for Western Growers Assurance Trust, provided a wealth of information to participants about what companies need to do to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Regardless of whether you participated in the webinar, if you are a Western Growers member, you can now download the presentation. Once you download the presentation slides, the email you receive will contain a link to the video as well.

Health Care Piece of Mind Is Close at Hand -- WG ACA Webinar Tomorrow -- February 11th

2015 February 10.

The Affordable Care Act is affecting your business in real ways.  While Congress argues the law, you must make sure your company follows it.  Do you know what’s expected of you right now?

Compliance with the Large Employer Mandate

Employers with 100 or more full time employees and equivalents are currently required to comply with the large employer mandate this year.

Employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees and equivalents have less than a year to comply with the large employer mandate (their obligation begins January 1, 2016).

Time to Panic about Health Insurance Obligations? Not If You Register for the ACA Webinar

2015 February 05.

The Affordable Care Act is affecting your business in real ways.  While Congress argues the law, you must make sure your company follows it.  Do you know what’s expected of you right now?

Compliance with the Large Employer Mandate

Employers with 100 or more full time employees and equivalents are currently required to comply with the large employer mandate this year.

Employers with 50 to 99 full-time employees and equivalents have less than a year to comply with the large employer mandate (their obligation begins January 1, 2016).