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The Employer Mandate – How Are You Handling Your 2020 ACA Information?

December, 2020


It’s that time of year – when reports, filings, and budgeting requirements loom over the course of weeks and months as we close out one year and head into a new one. Arguably one of the most arduous reporting processes for businesses relates to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.

At the end of each year, the ACA requires employers to prove they have offered health insurance that is affordable and provides minimum value to 95% of their full-time employees and their children up to the end of the month in which they turn age 26.  If this proof is not provided, employers are subject to penalties; this is known as the Employer Mandate. To meet these obligations requires accurate management, tracking, and reporting of relevant information.

ACA Reporting is Not Going Away

These ACA requirements are here to stay, which means it’s crucial businesses implement an efficient and accurate process for tracking, managing, and reporting this data.

Fortunately, Microsoft Dynamics provides the functionality needed to assist employers in tracking the information reported on forms 1095-B and 1095-C in support of the Employer Mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to tracking what, if any, health insurance coverage was offered to a full-time employee, employers who offer employer-sponsored, self-insured health coverage for which the employee is enrolled (regardless of whether their employment status is full-time or part-time), additional information needs to be reported on the 1095-C. Each employee (including dependents) covered by the employer-sponsored benefit plans needs to be included on the report for the months they were covered. Your Dynamics solution can help you effectively manage the information needed to fulfill these ACA requirements.

Even with the functionality available to Dynamics customers, we see too many customers trying to manage this critical information manually in spreadsheets, increasing the potential for error and misinformation.  Together with KeelCo, we can ensure you accomplish three important objectives as it relates to efficiently and accurately handling your ACA reporting requirements:

  • Input the right information into your existing robust system
  • View information in a clear and functional way
  • Retrieve the right data for accurate reports

There’s still time to prepare your ACA information to provide accurate reporting. Contact me today at and we can determine the best way to help you make the most of your Dynamics ACA management and reporting capabilities.

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About Kelly Marinoff

Kelly joined Keel & Company from a Dynamics customer site in January 2019. Her roles at the customer included Internal Audit and Financial Systems Administrator. She was the internal liaison for KeelCo’s 2017 rollout of Microsoft Dynamics GP, a full-blown financial and HRP project that came in on schedule and under budget. Kelly is a proficient data analyst, report writer, and coveted Dynamics GP trainer. Her unique insight as a user and consultant, coupled with domain expertise around Human Resources and Payroll compliment the Keel & Company team. Kelly has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond and worked as an auditor at KPMG and Financial Database Administrator for the University of Virginia Alumni Association. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband, Seth, and their dog, Gracie. She’s a community volunteer for incarcerated women with substance abuse challenges and loves vacationing in the Florida Keys.

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