Government Insights

Benefit Management Technology Transformation

On November 9, 2016, Workforce magazine will host its first annual Workforce Focus on Benefits Conference in Boston – and Equifax is thrilled to be a huge part of the inaugural event!  Just as the theme “The Technology Transformation” suggests, Workforce Focus will explore how employee benefit management is being transformed by technology. As employers [Read More…]

How the Government Is Leveraging Data to Verify Identities

Several members of the Identity and Fraud Solutions team recently attended the Global Identity Summit in Tampa. Rich Huffman, vice president of identity and fraud product management, spoke on a panel about how government entities are leveraging data when verifying identities to increase security and decrease fraud. The federal government identifies millions of people every [Read More…]

Short-Term E-Verify Reauthorization Passes with Stop-Gap Bill

Hours before the government was due to shut down, President Obama signed into law a stopgap measure which will fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2015. As reported in our previous post, E-Verify Reauthorization Deadline Looms, the possibility of a government shutdown would have affected, among other programs, the E-Verify® program administered by U.S. Citizenship [Read More…]

National HealthIT Week: Protecting PHI

Protecting protected health information (PHI) requires vigilance in today’s environment of increased sharing of personal information online. National HealthIT Week (Oct 5-9) highlights the importance of health IT—specifically electronic health records (EHRs) which improve the quality of healthcare delivery, increase patient safety, decrease medical errors, and strengthen the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. Protecting [Read More…]

FLSA, Overtime, and Minimum Wage, Oh My!

Webinar:  FLSA, Overtime, and Minimum Wage, Oh My! This webinar took place Wednesday, September 16th | 2:00 PM EDT Through a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Department of Labor recently announced its intention to dramatically shrink the pool of employees who qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This change, coupled [Read More…]

Government Increases ACA Reporting Penalties and Provides Guidance for Extensions

Employers Face Increased Penalties for Failure to Comply with ACA Reporting Requirements On June 29, 2015, just four days after the Supreme Court’s ruling in the King v. Burwell case that proved the Affordable Care Act is here to stay, President Obama signed the Trade Preference Extension Act of 2015 (Trade Act) into law. The [Read More…]

WOTC Legislation: Call to Action

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…]


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…]