ACA Compliance in the M&A Environment

There is no shortage of ways that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted the legal landscape for employers of all sizes.  ACA compliance is riddled with possible penalties and warrants an even greater consideration for organizations involved in or that are considering a merger or an acquisition (M&A).  Why? When it comes to complying [Read More…]

What’s Next for ACA: Subsidy Notifications and Appeals

Webinar:  Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 EDT With 1095s out the door, the next Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance hurdle employers face is managing subsidy notifications and appeals. Because subsidies, also referred to as Advanced Premium Tax Credits, are the trigger for penalties, it’s important to be prepared to handle the flood of notifications that the [Read More…]

The Top 10 ACA Compliance Challenges in 2016

As the industry leader in ACA compliance, Equifax is responsible for helping our clients manage eligibility, affordability, and IRS reporting for more than 18 million employees. Throughout the process of onboarding hundreds of clients, we have noticed 10 common challenges that are preventing employers from meeting reporting deadlines and maintaining overall ACA compliance: Incomplete or [Read More…]

The Importance of Form 1095-C to Employers and Employees

Corporate Compliance Insights, an online forum for knowledge sharing within the corporate compliance community, recently featured an article by Kristin Lewis, Senior Director of Product Management for Equifax Workforce Solutions, discussing the importance of educating employees on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA)  Form 1095-C. In the article, Form 1095-C: Educating Employees on the Latest ACA Regulation, [Read More…]

Form 1095-C: Employee Education and Communication in the Staffing Industry

Equifax staffing industry expert Lou Reavis discusses the added level of complexity to employee education and communication when it comes to Form 1095-C in Staffing Industry Analysts’ online publication, The Staffing Stream. With a dispersed team of employees, it is imperative that staffing organizations have efficient and effective internal communication practices to help prepare their [Read More…]

Webinar: New Federal Guidance on Internal I-9 Audits

“Understanding the New Federal Guidance on Internal I-9 Audits” Date: Tuesday – February 23 , 2016 Time: 1:00 PM ET (12:00 PM CT)   Join us to hear a well-known immigration attorney discuss recently-issued federal guidance for employers conducting an internal I-9 audit. Montserrat Miller, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, will walk you through [Read More…]

New IRS Guidance Extends ACA Reporting Deadlines

On December 28, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the due dates for the 2015 information reporting requirements for insurers, self-insuring employers, and certain providers for minimal essential coverage under section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code and the information reporting requirements for applicable large employers under 6056 of the code. This 2-month extension [Read More…]

Resources to Help Employees Navigate the Form 1095

  Because this is the first year that many employees will receive a 1095-C as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to provide education about the new tax form. Equifax has created a guide full of resources to help employers prepare employees for the 1095 and answer some of their most [Read More…]

Best Practices for Navigating ACA Reporting

ACA Webinar Series:  Best Practices for Navigating ACA Reporting Prepare.  Communicate. File. With Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines looming, many employers are not only scrambling to prepare IRS Forms 1094 and 1095, but also to educate employees about the new tax forms they’ll receive for the 2015 tax year on or before March 31. Because [Read More…]

ACA Compliance Update-CMS Releases Subsidy Appeal Form and Instructions

Previously, there was a general expectation that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would issue ACA notices to employers to address the backlog of advance premium tax credits, or subsidies, awarded to employees dating back to the beginning of 2015. Employers would then have an opportunity to appeal the awarded subsides, potentially averting [Read More…]