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May 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant was discharged for using profane language at work. He was disqualified from benefits upon a finding that he 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 witness for the employer, a retail [Read More…]

Enabling Strong Customer Engagement: A Critical Goal for Communications and Utilities Marketers

As the markets for communications and deregulated utilities get ever more competitive, marketers know that finding and hanging on to customers is getting tougher by the minute.  With the abundance of options and service plans on the market, as well as the myriad of promotions available to consumers, marketers need to focus on marketing to optimal [Read More…]

Five Tips for Better B2B Prospecting Using Salesforce®

Ever had a commercial prospecting campaign fall flat, despite having a relevant message and a competitive offer? It happens, and many times, the culprit is data. If using B2B prospecting lists purchased from third-party providers, or simply mining your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data for new prospects, it can be challenging to optimize that data [Read More…]

CA & VT Send ACA Subsidy Notifications, Federal Next?

Recently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) State-Based Healthcare Marketplaces in California, Covered California, and Vermont, Vermont Health Connect, sent ACA subsidy notifications for 2017 open enrollment to employers, joining the marketplaces of Connecticut, Minnesota and Washington who have also sent notifications. Equifax obtained copies of these newly-sent ACA subsidy notifications, which you may view here [Read More…]

5 Steps to Win against Fraud for the Telecommunications, Pay TV and Utility industries

Winning against fraud in the Telecommunications, Pay TV and Utility industries requires striking a balance between optimal customer experiences and mitigating losses. Achieving this balance can be possible when these five steps are combined: tools, data and analytics, customer data, exchanges, and system flexibility. Let’s review more in-depth how these steps work together to help [Read More…]

Quarterly U.S. Economic and Credit Trends from Equifax – Credit Card Activity Remains Strong and Steady

As part of our new quarterly series, U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook, Equifax is sharing fresh insights and information about current economic conditions. We hope this regular update can help you optimize performance, growth and profitability across all areas of your business by giving you a fresh, current snapshot of the economy and key [Read More…]

Bulletin: I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple

I-9 Compliance – ICE Homeland Security Investigation I-9 Audits to Triple to Nearly 3,000 As referenced in a publication from law firm Ogletree Deakins, recent administrative actions by President Donald Trump are expected to drive an increase in the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) audits to nearly 3,000, which [Read More…]

Register Now: Q2 Economic and Credit Trends from Equifax

It’s almost time for the Q2 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook from Equifax. This quarterly webinar series is aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit trends from across the U.S. Register Now Join Equifax Thursday, May 25 2017 at 1:00 pm ET as Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts [Read More…]

The House of Representatives Votes “Yes” on American Health Care Act

The House of Representatives Votes “Yes” on American Health Care Act The Trump Administration and the Republican Party have consistently identified the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a top priority. One of President Trump’s first actions after being sworn in was to issue an Executive Order urging relevant agencies and [Read More…]

In Luxury Auto, Dealers Must Be Data-driven

The dealership is no longer a consumer’s first stop when researching an auto purchase. While the test drive remains essential, most consumers begin their search online, drastically cutting down on the time they have historically spent looking around showrooms. All signs point to a period in time, not far off, where consumers can buy their [Read More…]