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A Glimpse into the Fate of the ACA for Employers

A Glimpse into the Fate of the ACA for Employers In all the talk about President Donald Trump’s plans to change the Affordable Care Act, employers may be feeling uncertain on how this ever-evolving legislation impacts their current ACA compliance strategy.  Many experts believe that changes to the provisions of the ACA could take several years, meaning [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Preparing for a Successful M&A Transaction

Situation When contemplating a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or divestiture (“M&A”) transaction, a structured, cohesive plan can assist employers in achieving desired outcomes.  Such planning must begin with the first phase of the M&A process, Due Diligence, and carry through to Planning/Design, Implementation/Compliance, and Post-Implementation.  Over the next few months, Tax Intelligence will focus on each [Read More…]

February 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for repeated violations of company policy. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work.  The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence:  The employer testified that the claimant, [Read More…]

Bulletin: TCI – US Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance on WOTC

Department of Labor Issues Updated Guidance on WOTC Situation In January, the United States Department of Labor released an update to Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 25-15, with revised guidance on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The main change was extending the grace period for using the previous versions of the Employment [Read More…]

Trended Data – Minimize Risk and Head-Off Default

Today’s static consumer credit profile provides a limited understanding of financial behaviors and risk profiles. Delivering a more dynamic view of consumers, trended data helps you see the trajectory of spending and repayment behaviors by analyzing consumers’ financial behaviors over a set period of time. Compared to the static snapshot view you get from a [Read More…]

Prepare for Notifications with our ACA Subsidy Toolkit for Employers

While many HR and benefits professionals have been heads down and busy working on getting important tax forms out the door, a record-breaking open enrollment season has just ended on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces. So, why is this important? Employers will need to be prepared to receive ACA subsidy notices, likely in larger volumes [Read More…]

Insights that Drive Mortgage Servicing Solutions

MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo February 14-17, 2017 | Gaylord Texan | Dallas, TX Many mortgage servicers are looking for insights to help maintain costs and portfolio health while complying with regulatory requirements. Visit us at this year’s MBA Servicing Conference to learn how our credit and property data, 4506-T service, and income/employment verifications [Read More…]

The Evolution of HR Systems: Improve Processes, Make Work Easier

A recent article from SHRM discusses the evolution of HR systems of record over the last decade. Author Josh Bersin says, The future of HR software is now very clear. We need to build and buy systems that make work easier; make life better; and help us learn, give feedback, collaborate and get aligned. These [Read More…]

Faced With Cautious Affluent Consumers, Nimble Marketing Matters

At the start of the year, it’s generally standard practice for marketing organizations to do a postmortem on the previous year and think about how they’re going to apply their learnings to the year ahead. But 2017 has the potential to be a very different year, as the U.S. undergoes a political transition that could [Read More…]

Register Now: Q1 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook Webinar from Equifax

Make more informed decisions with economic and consumer credit insights from Equifax Equifax is proud to introduce a new quarterly webinar series aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit trends from across the U.S. Register Now Join Equifax Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm ET as Chief Economist [Read More…]