Just announced! Equifax and Whole Foods Market will speak on the ACA at the 2014 HR Tech Conference

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Early details of the 2014 HR Technology Conference were released this week and Equifax is honored to be featured as one of the premier speakers for the October event. We’ll join client Whole Foods Market to share how they are leveraging technology to manage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and avoid compliance risks. We’ll also [Read More...]

ACA IRS Reporting: 6055 & 6056 Final Regulations Released

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final rules to implement the information reporting provisions for insurers and certain employers under the ACA that take effect in 2015.  The ACA IRS reporting is intended to promote transparency with respect to health plan coverage and costs. It will also provide [Read More...]

ACA and Look-Back Periods: Why, Who, What, How?

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The final ACA regulations are here. Are you prepared? The final ACA regulations have been issued, but what does this mean for large employers? It means more clarity around determining eligibility for different types of employees such as variable-hour, temporary, part-time, and seasonal workers. While more guidance has been provided around which hours count towards [Read More...]

Another Day, Another ACA Delay…Or Is It?

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The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Mandate will be delayed once again… but not so fast, these updates only apply to about 4% of U.S. employers. Before assuming your business can wait yet another year to comply with the ACA Employer Mandate, [Read More...]

The Most Important Countdown to an Employer’s Bottom Line: Are you prepared for ACA?

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The  clock is ticking on the amount of time employers have to figure out their ACA game plan. Many employers gave a sigh of relief as they thought the pressure to deal with the complicated regulations surrounding their workforce strategy was lifted from their shoulders when the Employer Mandate was delayed by one year, now [Read More...]

Mobile Commerce with Frictionless Mobile Payments

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Wide adoption of smartphones has made everyone believe that mobile payments will make our plastic cards obsolete. By 2020, mobile wallets will become the preferred method of in-store and digital payments, according to surveys done by Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center and the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Proponents of smartphone technology [Read More...]

Recent Louisiana EZ Legislation – Retail Industry Limitations

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The Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program is a state tax incentive program which offers job and investment credits to new or expanding industries.  In June, 2013, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law House Bill 571 which disqualifies many retailers from participating in the program (see link to legislation below).  The legislation specifically excludes retail businesses [Read More...]

Recent Louisiana EZ Legislation – Retail Industry Limitations

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The Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program is a state tax incentive program which offers job and investment credits to new or expanding industries. In June, 2013, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law House Bill 571 which disqualifies many retailers from participating in the program (see link to legislation below). The legislation specifically excludes retail businesses [Read More...]

Breaching the Front Door: Getting through Knowledge Based Authentication

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News about data breaches and hacking attempts never seems to stop. The latest is a successful social engineering attempt against British billing service, WHMCS. Thousands of customer passwords and credit card details have been exposed online as a result of the attack. Interestingly, this wasn’t really a hack. The attackers got into the system under [Read More...]