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PeopleSoft Enhancements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - Frequently Asked Questions (Doc ID 2014310.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2020

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise HCM Benefits Administration - Version 9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This is a living document with a compilation of frequently asked questions regarding the implentation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and PeopleSoft enhancements delivered to support the necessary reporting. 

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Environment and Release Issues
 What products are affected by enhancements delivered for the Affordable Care Act?
 Since the majority of the functionality will be for benefits, do we need Benefits Administration, Base Benefits or both?
 What releases will PeopleSoft support for the 1094-C and 1095-C process?
 Is PeopleTools 8.54 a prerequisite?
 Do customers on Release 9.1 need to be up to date on bundles?
 Will the year-end forms process (1094-C/1095-C) be delivered in the Payroll for North America Product or the Benefits product?
 How can I keep up to date with changes?
 Where can I get information on functionality already delivered?
 Do all Affordable Care Act patches have to be applied if the data will be imported from a third party for reporting purposes?>
 How can we order ACA Year-End Forms?
 What IRS Transmitter Method will PeopleSoft be using to transfer ACA information to the IRS?
 What should I be doing now to prepare for the year-end reporting?
 Can PeopleSoft give me advice on what my organization should be doing and what my reporting structure to comply with the IRS requirements?
 Can PeopleSoft answer questions about how to update the Employee Eligibility Status page?
 What forms will PeopleSoft Support? Will PeopleSoft support Forms 1094-A, 1095-A, 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C?
 We outsource our Benefits. What should we do?
 Will PeopleSoft support retirees and COBRA participants?
 Processing and Troubleshooting
 Is data populated on the Employee ACA Eligibility Page required for ACA reporting?
 Are ALL fields required on to be populated on the Employee ACA Eligibility Page for reporting?
 Where can I find information on what a Non Assessment period is?
 What are the other fields on the ACA Employee Eligibility used for?
 The ACA Eligibility Details hyperlink is not showing up on Benefits Program Participation screen.  What am I doing wrong?
 My company is self insured and provide insurance for employees who are not considered ACA full time by the government standards because they only work 20 hours per week. Do they need to be setup on the ACA Employee Eligibility Page?
 What PeopleSoft tables make up the ACA Eligibility Page data?
 How can I update the Employee ACA Eligibility page?
 Why do I get an error when I try to set up a Designated Government Entity (DGE) for an organization on the ACA Applicable Large Employer Table?
 Using the Component Interfaces
 Where can we find the documentation for the Excel-to CI (CI_ACA_ELIGIBILITY)?
 Can you give an example of how to use the EXCEL-TO-CI with the initial load?

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