Managing the ACA – Workforce Trends by Industry

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What do your industry’s trends say about how you should manage the Affordable Care Act? Did you know that 65% of employees in the U.S. are hourly? Are you aware that, based on the average pay rate for hourly workers, the maximum monthly premium for healthcare to be considered “affordable” under the Affordable Care Act [Read More…]

Graduate Outcome Metrics at APSCU 2015

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Join Equifax Verification Services in Denver at APSCU 2015 where we will be highlighting our latest insights solutions that equip educational institutions with the data and analytics required to assess programmatic outcomes and inform key stakeholders on key performance metrics. Stop by Booth #337 to learn more and register to win an Apple Watch! Equifax [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

Webinar: Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment” Rules

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A well-known attorney with an education-related practice will provide insights on the Department of Education’s new “Gainful Employment” rules at an upcoming webinar. Join us to better understand the new reporting requirements, and what they may mean to your institution. You’ll also learn about how to gain insight into key data and metrics on your [Read More…]

Visit Equifax at the AACC Annual Convention

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Join Equifax at the AACC 2015 Annual Convention – April 18-21 in San Antonio, TX and learn how we can help provide educational institutions with graduate outcome metrics based on objective and verified data that identifies graduate and program performance. The Gainful Employment regulation will go into effect July 1, 2015. Are your programs at [Read More…]

Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management

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Decoding ACA: IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management Webinar: Tuesday | April 21 | 2:00 PM EDT IRS reporting forms 1094 and 1095 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been finalized and coding the forms can be especially complex when taking into consideration new concepts such as limited non-assessment periods, affordability safe harbors, and varying [Read More…]

E-Verify and Higher Education

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E-verify mandate to come?  Survey says… U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took a fairly big step toward determining the fate of the much rumored E-verify mandate.  While the details and any timeframe for a potential E-verify mandate are still to be determined, USCIS is looking to hear from E-verify employers.  On February 11, 2015, [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…]