Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting for 2018 Still Required: Update on Forms and Changes

Event ID:18617

Choose Option

Please Select an Option
Download (DL)     $299.00 includes recorded presentation, slides, and Q&A
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter: Christine Williams, attorney at law, founder, Health Plan Plain
Price: $299.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
Who Should Attend? HR, employee benefits, financial officers, in-house counsel, and CEOs

Despite the efforts to repeal (or repeal and replace) the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the changes mandated by a 2017 Executive Order, the requirement that employers file the reports required by the ACA has not changed and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects the forms to be filed. In August the IRS question and answer webpage for employer reporting was updated, and the final versions of the forms and instructions for the 2018 reports were published in September with few changes from the 2017 forms and instructions. The penalties for failing to file in a timely manner have increased, and electronic filing is still required for employers filing 250 or more forms. Some confusing references to transitional relief provisions that have expired have been removed, the instructions on “de minimis” errors and reporting of opt-out payments have been clarified, but reporting of Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) remains complex.

Please join Christine Williams as she helps employers prepare for the 2018 reports with a line-by-line analysis of the forms.


This webinar will cover the reporting requirements for the 2018 calendar year, including the following:

  • What changes have been made from prior years?
  • When are the 2018 reports due and is it likely there will be extensions?
  • What are the rules for reporting HRA coverage for employees who also have other health coverage?
  • Do opt-out payments affect the determination of affordability?
  • What are the increased penalties for failure to file the reports or failure to file them in a timely fashion?
  • What are the filing requirements for an employer that offers fully insured health coverage or coverage through a multi-employer plan?
  • How is COBRA coverage reported?
  • When can truncated social security numbers be used?
  • Does the $0 penalty for the individual mandate affect employers’ reporting requirements?


Your conference leader for “Affordable Care Act Employer Reporting for 2018 Still Required: Update on Forms and Changes” is Christine Williams. Ms. Williams is the founder of Health Plan Plain Talk and has worked in the employee benefits area since 1987, both in private practice and as in-house counsel to a Fortune 100 company. She has extensive experience with all types of health and welfare plans, and was the editor and a contributing author of HIPAA Portability, Privacy, & Security, published by the Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA), a division of ThomsonReuters, and is now a contributor to that publication. She was also a contributing author of Health Care Reform for Employers and Advisors, also published by EBIA. She has provided advice on HIPAA, health care reform, and compliance to a wide range of health plans, employers that sponsor health plans, and business associates. She has taught a broad range of seminars for employee benefit professionals, and before moving into employee benefits she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.


HRWebAdvisor, a division of DKG Media, LP, wants you to be satisfied with your webinar. If this webinar does not meet your expectations, email us at


HRWebAdvisor certificates of participation are available to everyone completing this webinar.