Nothing Can Stop Us Now!
Avionté is on a roll. On the heels of a great CCF in August, we are on track to hit another milestone with the release 16.2 at the end of this month. This release brings our new Anytime, Anywhere for Anyone modules to all of our customers.Recruiter Module, Job Board Module V1, and Talent Module V1 will all be released in 16.2 and will bring mobile abilities to all users.
In the latest In the Know, we will take a look at the Roadmap, talk more about what’s new with ACA, provide use cases on how different members can leverage release 16.2, and update you on how your ideas are influencing Avionté’s Roadmap. We continue to be excited to share this journey with you. We look forward to your active participation and communication throughout the process!
The Looking Glass
The Roadmap: Past, Present, Future
It’s been an exciting few months as we move toward more frequent releases and more transparent expectations. Our 16.2 release is in the final stages of certification and will be ready on time at the end of September.
We are really excited to be on this journey and be able to share our Roadmap to ensure you can stay ahead of what is coming in future releases.
The New Avionté Modules Are Here!
How to Get the Most out of our New Platform: Use Cases
You have been hearing about the launch of our new platform for a while now and at the end of this month, the Recruiter Module for Direct Hire, Job Board Module V1, and the Talent Module V1 will all be released. Not only are the new modules clean, intuitive and built with user feedback, but they are also designed to make things simple.
The new modules are for anyone, anywhere using any device.
What’s New with ACA?
The Affordable Care Act is no longer new, but what’s new with ACA? Updated versions of the 1092-C and 1095-C for 2016 and have been released, and the IRS has issues an updated rule for employers offering self-insured health plans about how and when to solicit SSNs for those individuals enrolled in their offered plan.
New Forms 1094-C and 1095-C
In July, the IRS released proposed draft versions of 2016 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C forms, and in August they released the proposed instructions. Below are some of the more obvious changes to the forms.
- 1094-C: The 1094-C has very few changes. Line 22 of the form, which displays Certifications of Eligibility, no longer offers an option for B – Qualifying Offer Transition Relief. Checking the box for option B was only available in 2015, so the IRS has changed the verbiage on the 2016 form to read “Reserved”. If your company used B on the form for 2015, you should consider changing that value for 2016 as that option is no longer valid.
- 1095-C: You may recall that Line 14 of the 1095-C is used to indicate the offer of coverage made to the employee. With the 2016 form updates, there are two new codes available that reflect conditional offers of coverage to the spouse. A conditional offer of spousal coverage means that the offer of coverage is subject to an objective condition, for example, an offer to cover an employee’s spouse only if the spouse is not eligible for coverage under their employer.
Ideas Are Rolling In
Our Roadmap is Influenced by You
Avionté is off to the races with our Ideas Product Enhancement Portal. The ideas portal has had over 200 idea submissions. In the 60 days since we launched the site, we have already moved more than 2% of those ideas onto the Roadmap and are working to get more ideas on the roadmap each day.
If you have not yet been to the portal, please take the time to visit and vote for the ideas you want to see on our Roadmap in 2017!
If you are interested in seeing the ideas portal, please visit: ideas.avionte.com.
Reach out to the Product Team at any time with new ideas, partnerships you want to learn more about and just to chat about what’s in the pipeline for Avionté Staffing Software!
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