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Health Care Law: Do You Have Minimum Essential Coverage?

The individual shared responsibility provision requires you and each member of your family to have basic health coverage – also known as minimum essential coverage – qualify for a health coverage exemption, or make an individual shared responsibility payment for months without coverage or an exemption when you file your federal income tax return. Many […]

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Filing Health Coverage Information Returns

If you are a health coverage provider or an employer of a certain size, the health care law requires you to prepare new information returns starting for 2015.  If you are a health coverage provider, the returns provide information about the health coverage you provided for individuals.  If you are an employer of a certain […]

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Here’s What You Need to Do with Your Form 1095-C

This year, you may receive one or more forms that provide information about your 2015 health coverage.  These forms are 1095-A, 1095-B and 1095-C. This tip is part of a series that answers your questions about these forms. Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Insurance, provides you with information about the health coverage […]

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Understanding the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Affordable Care Act includes the small business health care tax credit, which can benefit small employers who provide health coverage for their employees. The small business health care tax credit benefits employers who: have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees pay an average wage of less than $51,600 a year pay at least half […]

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Health Care Law Affects 2015 Tax Returns – Tax Help Available

Certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act will affect federal tax returns for tax year 2015. If you would like help with filing your return in regards to these or other provisions, the IRS has several options. Remember that Filing electronically is the easiest way to file a complete and accurate tax return. Electronic Filing […]

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Find Out More about Income-Based Health Coverage Exemptions

The individual shared responsibility provision requires you and each member of your family to have health care coverage, have an exemption from the coverage requirement, or make an individual shared responsibility payment for any month without coverage or an exemption when you file your federal income tax return. You do not need to file a […]

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Self-Insured Employers Must File Health Coverage Info Returns

Regardless of size, all employers that provide self-insured health coverage to their employees are treated as coverage providers. These employers must file an annual return reporting certain information for each employee they cover. As coverage providers, these employers must: • File a Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, with the IRS, accompanied by a Form 1094-B transmittal. […]

Health and Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program Hosted at Eastern

Eastern Connecticut State University was the host of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which ended on July 2.  This marks the third and last year of the summer program, which is a component of the Connecticut Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative (CHLSCI). This three-year program of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher […]

Get to Know the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

If you are a small employer, you might be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, which can make a difference for your business.   To be eligible for the credit, you must: •             have purchased coverage through the Small Business Health Options Program – also known […]

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