Healthcare Insights

New IRS Guidance Extends ACA Reporting Deadlines

On December 28, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the due dates for the 2015 information reporting requirements for insurers, self-insuring employers, and certain providers for minimal essential coverage under section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code and the information reporting requirements for applicable large employers under 6056 of the code. This 2-month extension [Read More…]

Resources to Help Employees Navigate the Form 1095

  Because this is the first year that many employees will receive a 1095-C as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to provide education about the new tax form. Equifax has created a guide full of resources to help employers prepare employees for the 1095 and answer some of their most [Read More…]

Best Practices for Navigating ACA Reporting

ACA Webinar Series:  Best Practices for Navigating ACA Reporting Prepare.  Communicate. File. With Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines looming, many employers are not only scrambling to prepare IRS Forms 1094 and 1095, but also to educate employees about the new tax forms they’ll receive for the 2015 tax year on or before March 31. Because [Read More…]

HR Compliance in Healthcare: Dignity Health Case Study

Most healthcare companies have concerns around increasing compliance challenges around reducing operations costs while increasing efficiencies and standardizing HR-centric services.  ACA and other legislation has served to magnify those concerns, forcing an already hyper-sensitive industry to focus efforts around: Reducing employee service costs Increasing HR, payroll, and benefits standardization via standardization and leveraged technologies Targeting key compliance [Read More…]

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…]

Form I-9 Compliance – A Growing Concern in Healthcare

Immigration has been a key political topic for a number of years.  If the early presidential rhetoric is indicative of what’s in store for 2016, it’s not likely to go away anytime soon.  U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been the tip of the immigration enforcement spear for just as many years with raids, E-Verify, [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…]

Revving up for the HR Technology Conference

Next month, thousands of HR professionals will travel to Las Vegas for the 18th Annual  HR Technology Conference and Expo to learn about cutting-edge advancements in HR technology, share best practices, and attend widely anticipated sessions delivered by industry experts and thought leaders. This must-attend event is a great place to learn more about innovative solutions that [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…]