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New ACA Reporting Requirements for 2024

February 01, 20242 min read

“Who needs to do this reporting? Employers with self-insured health plans and Applicable Large Employers (ALE's)”

Important Dates and Requirements for ACA Reporting in 2024

Hey there, do you know what new ACA reporting is? It's a fancy way of saying that some big companies have to share information about the health plans they offer to their employees. This is important because it helps make sure that everyone has access to the healthcare they need.

Now, let's talk about some important dates for 2024. If you're a company that has to do ACA reporting, you should know these dates by heart.

  • February 28, 2024: Paper IRS returns for 2023 must be filed by this date. Reporting entities can file up to 10 returns on paper under the new filing threshold.

  • March 1, 2024: Individual statements for 2023 must be furnished by this date. An alternative method of furnishing Forms 1095-B is available.

  • April 1, 2024: Electronic IRS returns for 2023 must be filed by this date. Most employers must file electronically beginning in 2024.

But wait, there's more! Starting in 2024, companies that file at least 10 returns during the calendar year must file electronically. And if they don't, they might have to pay some penalties. Yikes!

Now, let's talk about who needs to do this reporting. There are two main groups:

  • Employers with self-insured health plans (Section 6055 reporting)

  • Applicable large employers (ALEs) with either fully insured or self-insured health plans (Section 6056 reporting) ALEs are companies with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) during the preceding calendar year.

Note that ALEs with self-funded plans are required to comply with both reporting obligations. To make things a little easier, the IRS allows ALEs with self-insured plans to use a single combined form to report the information required under both Sections 6055 and 6056.

So, remember these important dates and requirements for ACA reporting in 2024.

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Emily Evans

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