As you're working on setting your contributions for 2017, please keep in mind the affordability percentage employers may rely on when using any of the three safe harbors is 9.69%. 

Additionally, employers utilizing the Federal Poverty Line (FPL) safe harbor should utilize the 2016 Federal Poverty Level for an individual, which is $11,880 for a single individual. For those with employees in Alaska, the FPL is $14,840. Employers with employees in Hawaii would use $13,670 for those employees.

Please contact your Assurance representative with any questions.

Information contained herein is not intended to constitute tax or legal advice and should not be used for purposes of evading or avoiding otherwise applicable regulatory responsibilities as issued by the federal or state government(s) and/or taxes owed under the Internal Revenue Code. You are encouraged to seek advice from your legal or tax advisor based on your circumstances.