Educational Institutions Concerned – New GE Rule and Verifications

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Attendees at a recent webinar discussing the Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment (GE)” rules expressed concern and apprehension over the new set of GE rules expected to take effect as of July 1st 2015, and the need they create for employment verifications. The majority of attendees indicted that they lack the data they need [Read More…]

Child Support Assistance Act 2015: ‘Bill H.R. 2091′ Introduced

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What is the Child Support Assistance Act of 2015? The Child Support Assistance Act of 2015, introduced in the United States House of Representatives as bill H.R. 2091 on April 29, 2015, is an effort to help state and local child support enforcement agencies (Agencies) aid families in collecting child support payments. Equifax has strongly [Read More…]

Employment Verifications, I-9 Compliance, and Gordmans – Upcoming Webinar

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If only you could instantly match your payroll data to your I-9s to identify missing I-9s, you could give a big boost to your Form I-9 compliance. Well, you can. In fact, Gordmans did just that and will talk about it at an upcoming webinar. The national retailer harnessed The Work Number® as a compliance [Read More…]

A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

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A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax Form 1095 for the Affordable Care Act is often called the “W-2 of benefits”. However, the stakes are much higher when it comes to reporting under ACA because this information will determine the penalties that you and your employees could face for failing to [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 1094-C and 1095-C Forms and Instructions

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On February 9, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C that are required to comply with section 6055 and 6056 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers that are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H, generally Applicable Large Employer (ALE) Members (those with 100 or [Read More…]

Obama’s Budget Proposal Calls for Strict Enforcement of ACA Penalties for Employers

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President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget proposal, released on February 2, 2015 by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), includes a specific provision where the IRS will ramp up enforcement efforts to “address noncompliance” including oversight of various fees, tax credits and the individual and employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable [Read More…]

Equifax Recognized for Its ACA Management Technology

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Equifax has once again been recognized for its innovative technology that helps employers manage the Affordable Care Act. We are elated to have been selected as a Gold Winner by Brandon Hall Group for our ACA Management Platform in the Best Advance in Unique HR or Workforce Management Technology category. “The ACA has proven to [Read More…]

UI Integrity in Alabama – Benefit Payment Audits

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As part of UI Integrity legislation and the requirement to curb unnecessary overpayments, Alabama has announced its plan to actively enforce compliance of completing Benefit Payment Audits by employers.  Per the state, these forms must be completed as instructed which can be accomplished in one of two ways.  The preferred method is electronically via the [Read More…]

The Affordable Care Act: Preparing for 2015

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January 1, 2015 is an important date for the Affordable Care Act. This is not only when large employers must begin providing healthcare coverage to eligible employees, but it’s also when organizations must start tracking all the necessary data to fulfill section 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements. While many employers believe they do not have [Read More…]

Usage Data Underscores the Value of Automated Employment and Income Verifications

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As we approach the HR Technology Conference, Equifax Workforce Solutions is proud to release The Work Number® – Verifications Infographic that highlights the true value of the automated employment and income verification service to employers, employees, and verifiers. Your employees encounter life events and financial choices that require verification of employment and income.  The Work Number enables an [Read More…]