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ACA Penalty Notices Hit Mailboxes, Sample Letter 226J Available

Thanks to a partnership with a third-party legal consultant, Equifax has learned that employers are indeed receiving Letter 226J from the IRS for Affordable Care Act (ACA) non-compliance in tax year 2015. The Equifax ACA team explained in a recent blog post that such penalty letters were forthcoming, and now it’s confirmed they’re here. To [Read More…]

Register Now: Nebulous Digital Marketing Investment is Dead

Digital marketing is changing. Is your strategy keeping pace? Join us Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2pm ET in this timely webinar discussion hosted by the Consumer Bankers Association, experts from Equifax, and guest, Forrester team up to explain why and how companies are shifting their digital marketing focus from quantity toward quality, as financial services [Read More…]

November 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for excessive absenteeism. She was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that she was discharged for misconduct connected with the work. The claimant appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The employer offered evidence and testimony showing that the claimant, [Read More…]

Webinar On Demand: Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trend Outlook

This quarterly webinar series is aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit insights from across the U.S. Join Equifax as chief economist Amy Crews Cutts welcomes guest speaker Cristian deRitis, senior director at Moody’s Analytics. During this webinar, Amy and Cristian will present: • U.S. Macroeconomic Overview In this section, [Read More…]

Higher Education: 3 Tips for Mastering Your Time at the SACSCOC Conference

Higher Education: 3 Tips for Mastering Your Time at the SACSCOC Conference Next month, thousands of higher education professionals will be heading to Dallas, TX for the widely-anticipated Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Conference and Educational Excellence Expo.  This must-attend event is a great place to learn about ideas and strategies [Read More…]

It’s Almost Here… Register Now: Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook Webinar

There is still time to register for the Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook webinar from Equifax. This quarterly webinar series is aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit insights from across the U.S. Join Equifax Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm ET as chief economist Amy Crews [Read More…]

Screening Smart Means Better WOTC Results

If you manage WOTC, you know that screening for eligibility on all new hires is the foundation of a successful program. But having new hires complete the screening accurately and correctly to “screen eligible” or not is often not so simple. This can be compounded when you are screening new employees in multiple locations, when [Read More…]

Retailer Identifies More than $1 Million in Hurricane Relief Tax Credits

Employers with locations that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria may be eligible for a relief tax credit as part of the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017. If your organization has locations inside the disaster zones that were inoperable, but you continued to pay your employees, you [Read More…]

Reach the Right Millennials Through Their Devices

After a long day of work, it is unlikely that you will find Millennials standing around reading their mail the way that Boomers might. In fact, many Millennials don’t even check their mailboxes more than a few times a week. If you’re a marketer, the place to reach Millennials is through their devices – mobile, [Read More…]

Higher Education Institutions Can Go “New School” with Grad Data

Go “New School” with Grad Data With the rapidly-rising costs of pursuing a degree or certificate program, higher education institutions are under considerable pressure to prove to stakeholders (students, parents, lawmakers, etc.) the value they deliver to students. Families, lawmakers, and educators are making tough decisions around higher education with very limited resources.  Ideally, their [Read More…]