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WOTC Legislation: Call to Action

WOTC update

The legislative authority of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) expired on January 1, 2015.  The program is currently in a hiatus period and requires reauthorization by act of Congress.  The Extender’s Coalition, a bi-partisan legislative advocacy organization, has prepared an electronic letter imploring members of Congress to pass a “tax extender bill” – including a [Read More…]

UI Integrity Technology Symposium- WINNING THE BATTLE AGAINST IMPROPER PAYMENTS

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If you will be attending the UI Integrity Technology Symposium in Washington, D.C., stop by our concurrent workshop to gain more insight on how to improve your program integrity and reduce improper payments through partnering and data sharing. When: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015- 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Where: CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS- Concord /Lexington- Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill [Read More…]

Webinar: I-9 Compliance Alert – E-Verify Deadline Is Looming

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The deadline for reauthorization of E-Verify® is looming. Congress must pass the needed legislation by the Sep. 30 deadline. If no law is passed, what might happen after Sep. 30 for employers who use E-Verify? Based on the attendees at a recent webinar addressing this topic, there’s considerable confusion. We asked the attendees – over 500 [Read More…]

Bulletin: Income and Employment Verifications – “ACA and the Impact on Verifications”

ACA and the Impact on Employment Verifications According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employees not offered medical coverage by their employer (or affordable coverage relative to their household income) might be eligible for Medicaid benefits or tax incentives intended to help them purchase insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal [Read More…]

Webinar: Driving Higher Deposits through Affluent & Mass Affluent Households

Driving Higher Deposits through Affluent & Mass Affluent Households

Webinar:  Driving Higher Deposits through Affluent & Mass Affluent Households September 17, 2015 2:00 Eastern Register Now Register for free with the discount code Equifax917 About the Webinar Since the Great Recession, total U.S. invested assets have grown considerably, up 66% percent between December 2008 and December 2014. Two key groups, the Affluent and Mass [Read More…]

Questions Every Marketer Should Ask of Their Big Data Investments

Questions every marketer should ask of their big data investments

The phrase ‘big data’ has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately. It’s the kind of phrase that’s gone from the boardroom to TV commercials seen by consumers. It’s also seen as a magical elixir for marketing executives – an expensive initiative that looks and sounds good in presentations, but may not have actually [Read More…]

1.5 Billion Reasons to Retool UI Work Search

Retool UI Work Search

Our unemployment insurance system was born in 1935 and, in some respects, little has changed. In particular, the work search requirement in most states has remained largely the same – contact a couple of employers each week and let the state know about it, proactively, or in many states, only if asked. But this approach [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: 2015 FUTA Tax Rate Outlook

FUTA Tax Rates

Situation The “Great Recession” continues to impact FUTA tax rates in 2015 as evidenced by the five states that continue to borrow from the federal government in the form of “Title XII” loans.  The federal government offers states the ability to borrow when their unemployment trust funds are depleted and they are unable to pay [Read More…]

Identity Discovery: The Global Identity Summit

The key to success in discovery of an identity is understanding how disparate data elements combine to form a conclusive identity. A remote (online or mobile) application for access or services could be from the true person or a stolen or fictitious identity. Good identity verification uses a broad range of data elements to verify the [Read More…]

Huge Milestone Achieved with Managing the ACA

Huge milestone achieved

We are proud to announce that Equifax has achieved a huge milestone on our journey to help employers comply with the Affordable Care Act. Our award-winning ACA Management Platform is now responsible for managing ACA compliance for over 14 million employees. That’s right – 14 million employees! … and we’re even more proud of our [Read More…]