Affordable Care Act

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An Integrated ACA Solution

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an incredible initiative that can help your people thrive. But now that it’s in full effect—including all mandates, restrictions and penalties—it’s more important than ever to ensure that your company is in full compliance. As your HR specialist, we’ll help you make sense of all the provisions and requirements, making ACA one less thing to worry about.

What this means for you:

  • Access tools and support like the Applicable Large Employer (ALE) calculator, employee-tracking reports and HR expertise to determine if your company is an ACA large employer
  • Get reporting handled automatically—including clarification on your requirements
  • Simplified compliance reporting via automated population and distribution of ACA forms and notices
  • Stay on track with regulatory updates and deadline changes

Why Your Company’s Size Matters

Determining if your company is an applicable large employer (ALE) is critical to understanding which ACA provisions need to be on your checklist.

    What this means for you:

    Instantly determine your average monthly full-time equivalent employee (FTE) count

    Know which employees are eligible for benefits and track full-time and variable-hour employees

    Guidance from our HR team for companies with FTE counts near 50 and growing

    ACA Fact Sheets

    Get the details you need on ACA’s employer-shared responsibility, so you can steer clear of potential penalties:

    Comprehensive Health Plan Options

    ALE categorization determines whether your company must offer coverage to employees, as defined by the employer shared responsibility mandate. If you have no more than 50 employees*, you may be limited to the ACA "metal level" plans (Gold, Silver and Bronze), which have their own designs and pricing restrictions.

    With TriNet medical plans, you:

    • Meet ACA minimum values and benefit requirements
    • Get comprehensive medical coverage through national and regional carriers that includes preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs and mental health care
    • Receive guidance from our HR team on the benefits and contribution strategies that work for you

    Seamless Compliance Reporting

    The ACA requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to report offers of medical coverage to their employees, using Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. These forms require accurate reporting data from payroll, benefits and HR systems, and failure to provide correct information may subject you to costly penalties.

    TriNet’s ACA solution seamlessly integrates these forms into your workflow, making compliance easier:

    All required forms are seamlessly auto-populated with data from TriNet payroll, benefits and HR systems

    Form 1095-C is automatically mailed to all full-time employees with an option for electronic delivery

    Electronic submission of Form 1094-C to the IRS eliminates hours of manual preparation and cross checking

    Compliance and Administrative Support

    Regardless of your company’s size, you’re required to comply with rules on notifications, plan enrollment and eligibility tracking. Our full-service ACA solution can help you comply with provisions, as well as help you keep track of offers of coverage and plan costs for future audits.

    What this means for you:

    • Generate automated marketplace and plan enrollment notices and provide a summary of benefits and coverage
    • Offer coverage and plan onboarding for benefits-eligible employees

    Access to Expertise

    The Affordable Care Act is still evolving, so monitoring all regulatory updates can be as complex as the law itself. But you don’t have to do it alone.

    We have ACA resources to help you:

    • HR experts on-hand to consult and provide assistance on how the ACA affects your benefits, compliance, payroll and HR decisions
    • Payroll, benefits and compliance experts to you keep abreast of the law and to help ensure you stay ahead of potential ACA pain points
    • Stay informed—TriNet supplies ACA articles and other resources

    We need to make sure we stay current on all the ACA-changes. TriNet has done a great job keeping us in line.

    Steven M. Ranuro
    General Manager, Biggie's Clam Bar

    When you have a company [like TriNet] that can back you up and consistently train you on different things, it reassures you.

    Lisa Cleter
    Director of HR, D&B Tiles