We’ve got a bit of bad news for our COATS Standard users: ACA Tools will only be added to COATSsql and COATS Visual.
We understand some clients want to remain with COATS Standard, so we will continue to create and send tax updates for Standard. However, further development and governmental demands will be focused on COATSsql and COATS Visual.
A few workarounds are possible for those who want to stay with Standard. For instance, some of our Standard clients have used the Benefit Eligibility Report and their data from 2013 to pull a full calendar year of employees, then used that info to see if they have the required 100+ FTEs for 2015 or if they need to begin to prepare for 2016 with 50+ FTEs.
Please note that users of COATSsql will automatically be upgraded to COATS Visual as we roll out our new version. If you are interested in upgrading to COATSsql (and thus to Visual when available) or want to learn more about the ACA Tools available in the upgraded versions, please contact Karen.