Government Insights

ACA Update: IRS Extends Distribution Deadline for 1095 Forms

Were you greeted at work today by news of the IRS extending the distribution deadline for 1095 forms? The Equifax ACA team has reviewed the official documentation from the IRS to provide you with the important details you need. Following consultation with stakeholders, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS have determined that a substantial [Read More…]

ACA Update: Election Aside, 2016 Reporting Requirements Remain

While there has been significant speculation about how the results of the 2016 election will impact ACA, the current regulations and accompanying penalties are still in place. The new administration would have a difficult time making any significant changes before the January 31, 2017 deadline to furnish 1095-Cs to employees and enrolled individuals. The Republican [Read More…]

In the News: How Will Rising ACA Premiums Affect Employers?

By now, you have likely seen numerous headlines and reports about Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance premiums increasing an average of 25% for the 2017 plan year. While this increase may be worrisome for plan subscribers, it’s important for employers to understand the implications of these rising ACA premiums as well. What do ACA (also [Read More…]

Onboarding Compliance in the Healthcare Professional Environment

As one of the most tightly regulated industries in the US, healthcare professionals are exposed to more compliance challenges than any other industry. The below infographic was designed to give you a broad snapshot of the complexities surrounding onboarding compliance in the healthcare professional environment and the challenges with using a general solution. You’ll also [Read More…]

Equifax in Action: ACA Management Solutions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought unprecedented changes to workforce management and compliance. Employers often underestimate the amount of time and expertise required to effectively manage ACA compliance tasks such as data collection, calculating eligibility, completing tax forms, and more. That’s why organizations of all sizes turn to Equifax and our award-winning ACA Management Solutions. [Read More…]

IRS Releases Final 2016 ACA Forms and Instructions

On August 1, the Internal Revenue Service released the much-anticipated draft 2016 instructions for Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which are used by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report on employer-provided health insurance offers and coverage. On September 30, 2016, the IRS posted new versions of the instructions and forms. Although the information [Read More…]

Tax Form Management Clients: Exciting Platform Enhancements for the 2016 Tax Year

Over the next 12 months, Tax Form Management (TFM) clients will see some major enhancements to their platform! Starting September 28th, Equifax will start rolling out phase one of its initiative to provide more value to Tax Form Management clients and enhance their overall user experience. Phase I: Self-Service Configuration Manager This year, TFM clients [Read More…]

Curtailing Revenue Loss from Identity Fraud

Fraudulent account activity and identity fraud are both significant drains to today’s business resources. In the era of online and mobile commerce, it’s more important than ever for companies to make sure business transactions are being done with a real person and with the right person. Yet, many intrusive verification processes end up creating customer abandonment or delaying [Read More…]

Deciphering Multi-Layered Identity Proofing Strategies

Fraudsters are a smart group. With each fraud prevention method that’s introduced, they figure out ways to work around it. Organizations must be careful when using technologies that fraudsters may have compromised, but that doesn’t mean throwing everything out and starting from scratch. Equifax fraud expert, Gasan Awad, recently blogged about this for the RSA [Read More…]

Synthetic ID Fraud Is Not a Fictional Threat

The growth of synthetic identity fraud shows few signs of slowing. Data breaches, social media mining, phishing and other schemes have given fraudsters easy access to the consumer data used to build synthetic, or false, IDs. But there are good solutions out there to help organizations to fight back against synthetic ID fraud. These solutions detect and monitor behavioral patterns early [Read More…]