Political and Social Landscape Make Repeal of ACA Unlikely

Equifax understands that many employers are left feeling uncertain on how to best approach ACA compliance with the election around the corner and with the mention of a repeal.  So we’ve invited, Tom Dowling, Partner in the Stinson Leonard Street’s Employee Benefits Group to provide his insight into what the election could mean for employers [Read More…]

Best Practices for Onboarding Compliance in the Staffing Industry

Staffing organizations are faced with a number of unique challenges when it comes to onboarding compliance, including having a high number of new hires each month, a dispersed workforce, and managing unique employee scenarios.  But in addition to managing these distinct challenges, there is also the quickly evolving area of state-specific new-hire notification requirements that [Read More…]

Top Three I-9 Compliance Considerations for Healthcare

It’s no secret that the Form I-9 can be a thorn in any employer’s side, and given regulations and business issues frequently faced by healthcare organizations, it is becoming more and more difficult for these organizations to manage this seemingly simple form. HR professionals in the Healthcare industry have a number of challenges when it [Read More…]

Top Three I-9 Compliance Considerations for Staffing Firms

Although the Form I-9 has been in existence for many years, it can still be a source of confusion for Staffing organizations.  And, now more than ever, Staffing firms are faced with an ever-increasing number of regulations and requirements, on top of  properly documenting the work eligibility status of all employees. Even with the best [Read More…]

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

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 Exchanges are expected to send in [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…]