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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Information Reporting Requirements for Reporting Year 2015

We would like to make you aware of some recent E-Business
Benefits patch releases that provide important updates concerning the
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Information Reporting requirements for
reporting year 2015. As has been mentioned in previous announcements: In order
to accommodate the Employer Information Reporting requirements under the
Affordable Care Act, Oracle Development is following a "phased"
approach by delivering a series of patches that supply what is required for
supporting Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

Since the beginning of this year, the following ACA
Reporting-related patches have been released for Release 11i*, 12.1 and 12.2
customers.

2015 ACA Consolidated Reporting Patch - I**

Patch Highlights:

  •  New multi threaded concurrent process for printing
    employee/recipient Forms 1095-C
  •  New options to rearchive a single employee's data
    and/or print (or reprint) a Form 1095-C for a single employee via the View
    Employee Archive Data Page.
  •  Miscellaneous additional bug fixes

Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support
for full details:

  • Document 2098441.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility
    Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Consolidated Reporting Patch
    Functional Readme for Release 12.1 Customers
  • Document 2098463.1 - 2015 Employer
    Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Consolidated Reporting
    Patch Functional Readme for Release 12.2 Customers

**Note that the 2015 ACA Consolidated Reporting Patch - I
includes both ACA Reporting Phase I and Phase II patches
.

2015 ACA Reporting Phase II ***

Patch Highlights:

  • Additional Setup for ACA (optional)
  • New Concurrent Programs to archive and print the
    necessary Employee 1095-C data as well as the ability to purge the archived
    data, if needed.
  • New View Employee Archive Data Page

Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support
for full details:

  • Document 2089792.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility
    Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase 2 Functional Readme for Release
    11i Customers
  • Document 2089776.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility
    Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase 2 Functional Readme for Release
    12.1 Customers
  • Document 2089761.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility
    Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase 2 Functional Readme for Release
    12.2 Customers

*** Note the 2015 ACA Reporting Phase II patch includes
the 2015 ACA Reporting Phase 1 patch.
**** Note that the Release 11i 2015 ACA Reporting Phase
II patch also includes both the 2015 ACA Reporting Phase 1 patch AND the ACA
Consolidated Reporting Patch - I updates (and more).

Further patches will be forthcoming in early 2016 that
will provide EBS US Standard and Advanced Benefits customers with the ability
to input data for COBRA eligible employees (those who gained eligibility due to
reduction of hours) when COBRA is administered by a third party. This will
include eligibility/offer and cost information along with details on the
coverage of the COBRA employee and dependents in self-insured plans.
Additionally, further "consolidated reporting" patches will also be
released that contain important ACA Reporting-related bug fixes. Future patches
will also deliver the ability to file/transmit employer information returns
electronically with the IRS. Please note Oracle Development will not be
supporting paper filing with the IRS.

More information on the Affordable Care Act can found on
My Oracle Support in

  • Document 2007993.2 – Information Center: Oracle HRMS (US)
    – Affordable Care Act (All Application Versions).

This page provides information on the Employer Shared
Responsibility Provisions and Reporting as well as other Affordable Care Act
information by providing links to the following whitepapers (and other
documents) on My Oracle Support:

  • Document 2052173.1 - US HCM & Benefits Affordable
    Care Act High Priority Alert
  • Document 2052175.1 - Oracle EBS US Benefits & HCM
    Affordable Care Act Mandatory Patches
  • Document 1597102.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite Advanced
    Benefits Position Statement: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010
    & Affordable Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010
  • Document 1930035.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite Advanced
    Benefits Position Statement: Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting
  • Document 1990141.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite: Patient
    Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010: Using System Extract to View Eligible
    Employee Service Hours
  • Document 1542487.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite US HR &
    Payroll Position Statement: Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Under the
    Affordable Care Act
  • Document 1091444.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite US Payroll
    Position Statement: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 &
    Affordable Care and Education Reconciliation Act 2010

Also, you can ask questions or start discussions about
the ACA on My Oracle Support Community with members of Oracle Development and
Support or other customers by going to the Compensation and Benefits - EBS
(MOSC)
and clicking on Category Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this Community,
you may also find links to recent Advisor Webcasts on the Affordable Care Act
along with followup questions & answers (Q&A).


*Important Note:

Please note that the 11i patch is only available to those
customers who have purchased continuing legislative support for the US HRMS
localization as the 11.5.10 Sustaining Support Exception (which includes tax,
legal, and regulatory updates for US and Canadian HRMS customers on Release
11.5.10.CU2) ended 31 December, 2014. To obtain any 2015 ACA Reporting patch,
Release 11i US Payroll customers will need to consult the following documents
on My Oracle Support which contain critical information as to when
regulatory/statutory support ends as well as additional support coverage
options that are available:

  • Document 1495337.1 - ANNOUNCEMENTS: E-Business Suite 12.1
    Premier Support Now Through Dec. 2016 and 11.5.10 Sustaining Support Exception
    Updates
  • Document 1494891.1 - E-Business Suite Releases - Support Policy FAQ
  • Document 1596629.1 - ANNOUNCEMENT: Additional Coverage Options for 11.5.10
    E-Business Suite Sustaining Support

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