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Pinnacle Claims Management, Inc. (PCMI) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 28, 2017, to cover upcoming changes to Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, as well as provide an overview of the Pinnacle ACA Dashboard.

Resident Affordable Care Act expert and PCMI Compliance Counsel, Jon Alexander, will guide you through the 2017 updates to the tangled web of Affordable Care Act regulations, mandates, and reporting requirements.

When you attend, you'll learn about:

•       Affordable Care Act Updates

Since President Trump signed the executive order last month to delay implementation of the ACA, ag and ag-related businesses have been concerned with how the repeal and replacement of ACA will affect their businesses, employees and families. My last entry on ACA touched on some of the bigger changes you can expect to see; today, I’d like to delve deeper into the topics of ACA-related taxes and changes to Medicaid and Medicare.

Tom Nassif

During President Trump’s first 100 days in office, I plan to regularly blog about how his administration’s policies regarding issues such as healthcare, tax reform, immigration and trade will affect ag and ag-related businesses.

To kick off this series, I wanted to delve into what Trump’s executive order concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for farmers. President Trump signed an executive order last month directing federal agency heads to waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay implementation of the ACA.

Tom Nassif

As of January 2017, insurers are now required to report all claims to the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB). These include claims for which any medical care is provided and medical costs are incurred, including those involving first aid treatment, even if the insurer did not make the payment. 

Stephanie Metzinger

This is an important reminder that the deadline to mail the IRS form 1095 to covered employees is fast approaching. WGAT will mail a copy of the 1095-B to employees on behalf of employers with less than 50 full-time employees by the IRS deadline of March 31, 2016. In order to act, we need your company’s legal name, employer tax ID number, and employer size no later than March 25, 2016. 

Stephanie Metzinger

Don’t miss the Annual AgSafe Conference—the premier safety, health and human resources event for the agricultural industry in California—on February 23-26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. AgSafe is one of the premier safety organizations in California focused on worker and workplace safety. The conference involves several days of training sessions for workers and employers with over 100 presentations in English and Spanish regarding safety, management, regulatory and other agriculture related issues. 


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