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…]

Reaching For Retail Nirvana – Better Leverage Segmentation Data To Help Identify and Engage Your Valuable Shoppers

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A major objective for any retailer is to better understand customer wants and needs, and then deliver effective offers and experiences across all channels. However, many organizations are stuck with siloed departmental systems and data, making better customer engagement a challenge. Join us for a complimentary webinar with Retail TouchPoints: Reaching for Retail Nirvana – [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…]

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…]

IRS Releases Final 1094-C and 1095-C Forms and Instructions

ACA Compliance

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…]

Top Mobile Commerce Trends Shaping Your Business

Mobile commerce on smartphones and tablets is predicted to grow exponentially.

Current market predictions anticipate mobile commerce growth to come. Here are four mobile commerce trends you should implement into your online strategy.

Retail Newsflash – Election Improves Outlook on Key Retail Issues

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As the Republicans take control of the Senate, Retail policy priorities are likely better positioned in the new political atmosphere. Republican control of the Senate positions the following issues for higher priority action: Healthcare – specific ACA fixes will rise on the legislative agenda, such as defining full-time as 40 hrs/week vs. 30, and also [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – Are You Prepared for the Holiday Hiring Season?

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Holiday Hiring Season Looms—Are Your I-9 Processes Ready? With the holiday hiring season here, employers should ensure readiness by re-examining their I-9 processes and accompanying documentation.  Higher volumes can lead to careless mistakes even with seasoned preparers, so a good starting point is an evaluation or creation of a strong Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document.  [Read More…]

Customer Data Management, Part 3: Best Practices to Link Data

Customer data management is optimized when data from multiple sources in linked.

In customer data management, linking data can provide insights that help companies acquire, expand and retain customer relationships.