JANUARY NEWSLETTER
Very Important Newsletter:
ACA & Compliance Updates for 2019!  



On Dec. 14, 2018, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor issued a ruling that determined the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. He issued a "declaratory judgment" - What Judge O'Connor did NOT do was to issue any order explicitly directing the federal government to stop enforcing the law, either as of Friday night or as of January 1, 2019. 

What's next? Click  here to find out.  
 
Reference:  Article W.S.J. Jan 4th 2019. "Is Red Wine Really the cause of that headache?"


The House Democrats started their very first day in power with a vote to jump into a court battle defending the Affordable Care Act as part of their broad rules package. There legislative efforts are likely to die in a Republican-controlled Senate. And with the court case under appeal and Obamacare in legal limbo for the foreseeable future, there's little incentive for the deeply divided parties to come together.

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A. Applicable Large Employers (i.e., employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees on average during the prior year) are responsible for completing Form 1095-C for Large Employer reporting on the group health coverage they offered full-time employees and their dependents in 2018!
 
B. Don't confuse this requirement with the 1095-B  (B for Boy)  Those forms are used by insurance carriers to report coverage information and fulfill carrier ACA requirements. These forms do not fulfill employer ACA -ALE requirements
 
C. Forms must be sent to employees by March 4th 2019.   The IRS has not extended the due date for filling , that remains April 1 2019 if filling electronically.

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YOU ARE INVITED:
2019 Employment Law Update: The year in review and preview 

Each year brings several changes to the world of California employment law that impact companies and their HR practices. 2019 is no different as we head into the new year with significant changes to laws on gender equity, sexual harassment, confidentiality agreements, and independent contractors classifications, among others. Hoge Fenton will provide an engaging and informative presentation on the state of the law, new legislative and case law changes, and their valuable insights to help employers stay in compliance in 2019.

All seminars held from 7:30 am to 10:45 am at the following locations:

Pleasanton:
Hyatt House 4545 Chabot Drive
Pleasanton, CA
January 29

San Jose:
The Silicon Valley Organization
101 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA, 95113
January 31 

Registration: 
Registration includes program materials, 2.5 hours of MCLE / CPE, and breakfast.
 
This program has been submitted for Recertification Credit Hours: 2.5 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).
 
This seminar is complimentary to ExpertQuote's valued clients. If you wish to attend, please send an email to Elona@ExpertQuote.com

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at  Info@ExpertQuote.com. Or call us at 408-953-1000 .

 

Sincerely,


 

The ExpertQuote Team.