For Employers, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Smog Thickens

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For Employers, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Smog Thickens

Engage PEO CEO, Jay Starkman, talks to National Underwriter and LifeHealthPro.com about the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) impact on employers:

The Affordable Care Act 's "play or pay" provisions already apply to employers with 100 or more employees. Employers with 50 to 99 employees are already supposed to be collecting the full-time equivalent (FTE) employee counts they need to comply with the ACA coverage requirements in 2016.

But employers without floors full of top benefits lawyers and corporate tax accountants in their headquarters buildings are struggling to get a basic understanding of what they have to do to comply with ACA.

Jay Starkman is one of the experts. He's the chief executive officer of Engage PEO, a professional employer organization (PEO). His company serves as the official employer, or co-employer, for other companies' employees, and his company assumes as much responsibility for human resources functions and benefits programs as employers want to cede, and are legally allowed to cede. Starkman has tried to make Engage PEO a source of ACA expertise, and comfort.  Read this news

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Good News For PEO Clients Eligible for the 20% Pass-Through Deduction

The Treasury Department and IRS issued formal guidance today clarifying that being a client of a PEO does not affect the eligibility of pass-through entities for the 20 percent tax deduction in Section 199A of the tax code.

The tax reform bill passed at the end of 2017 created Section 199A—allowing taxpayers to deduct the "combined qualified business income amount" from a pass-through entity in an amount up to 20 percent of the taxpayer’s taxable income.

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Need a loan? Advice? Many business owners give staffers help

Engage CEO, Jay Starkman, quoted by the Associated Press in an article about how many small business owners willingly provide some support to employees in need.

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