Monthly Archives: February 2017

Heads Up – 2017 Data Profiles are Just Around the Corner

Keep an eye out for upcoming information releases from the STAR² Center about the launch of the 2017 individual health center recruitment and retention Data Profiles. To prepare to work with this year's updated Data Profiles, take some time to review the Data Profile Information Center. Here is a brief overview of what the data profile consists of: http://chcworkforce.org/sites/default/files/STAR2%20Center%20Data%20Profiles%20%26%20TA%202016.pdf

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Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving; Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Tribal Groups and Others

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry have renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments. The IRS already has received new notifications that the email scam is making its way across the nation for a second time. The IRS urges company payroll officials to double check any executive-level or unusual requests

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Getting Ready for Tax Season

Like last year, assisters can help consumers who enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and received advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) understand the Form 1095-A that they receive from the Marketplace. Consumers must use the Form 1095-A to complete Form 8962 when they file their taxes. These forms  allow consumers to reconcile the total APTC they received during 2016 with the amount of premium tax credit (PTC)

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Biweekly Enrollment Snapshot

On January 31, 2017, Open Enrollment for 2017 coverage ended with more than 9.2 million plan selections in states that use the HealthCare.gov eligibility and enrollment platform. Of the more than 9.2 million consumers who selected a plan through the HealthCare.gov platform, about 3 million are new consumers, which means 33 percent of all plan selections were from new consumers. In addition to the approximately 3 million new HealthCare.gov consumers,

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