Healthcare Insights

ACA Compliance in the M&A Environment

There is no shortage of ways that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted the legal landscape for employers of all sizes.  ACA compliance is riddled with possible penalties and warrants an even greater consideration for organizations involved in or that are considering a merger or an acquisition (M&A).  Why? When it comes to complying [Read More…]

What’s Next for ACA: Subsidy Notifications and Appeals

Webinar:  Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 EDT With 1095s out the door, the next Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance hurdle employers face is managing subsidy notifications and appeals. Because subsidies, also referred to as Advanced Premium Tax Credits, are the trigger for penalties, it’s important to be prepared to handle the flood of notifications that the [Read More…]

Patient ID Matching: Finding John Doe

Equifax VP of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development, Michael Nelson, was recently quoted in Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), a leading healthcare professional association, discussing solutions to help improve patient ID matching. Nelson discusses how identity matching is solved in other industries that have multiple interactions with consumers – such as financial services or telecommunications. [Read More…]

How Implementing A Champion / Challenger Trial Now Can Help Save Marketers in the Long Run

A Key to Agile Marketing is Refreshing Your Tool Box Lena Bourgeois, VP of the consumer markets group, IXI Services, a division of Equifax If you’re in the marketing industry, you may feel that marketers today are better equipped than ever, with more tools at their disposal than ever imagined. But marketers are only as [Read More…]

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…]