For payroll companies performing ACA reporting, we are increasingly finding that they forgot one very important detail … HIPAA and HITECH Compliance.
The reason most payroll companies forget about this detail is that they normally work with employee specific information regarding payroll records. For payroll record specific information, HIPAA privacy rules have an exception that allow for the data to not be considered Protected Health Information (PHI).
When it comes to ACA Reporting however, there is no similar exception.
The information that is necessary to complete ACA reporting (list here) contains employee Social Security Numbers that are connected with medical plan enrollment […] Read more