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…]

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…]

Employer Alert – Form I-9 Scam

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has alerted employers to an email phishing scam requesting Form I-9 information. Recently, some employers have received fraudulent emails requesting Form I-9 information. These emails appear to be from USCIS; they are not. USCIS advises that you do not respond to these emails or click the links in them. [Read More…]

New IRS Guidance: Letter 226J, Paying ACA Penalties

Update, 11/21/17 – Letter 226J is Arriving to Employers The Equifax ACA team has learned that employers have begun receiving Letter 226J for non-compliance during tax year 2015. Additionally, a recent communication from the American Staffing Association (ASA) confirmed, “ASA has been informed that some staffing firms have begun receiving employer tax assessments from the U.S. [Read More…]

IRS Releases ACA Forms, Instructions, and Guidance for 2017

In October, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published updated versions of  Affordable Care Act Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, as well as the instructions for how to complete the forms for tax year 2017. Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are used by Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to report on employer-provided health insurance offers and coverage.  The updated [Read More…]

Understanding Trump’s October 2017 Executive Actions

There have been two recent actions by President Trump regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that may cause employers some confusion. The Equifax ACA team has compiled an overview to  help employers better understand what these actions mean for their organization. 1.) The Executive Order from 10/12/2017- Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across [Read More…]

3 Letters from the IRS Your Organization Can’t Ignore

The failure of the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill signaled what many employers were waiting to hear definitively: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay, at least for now. If your organization had previously been playing “wait and see” regarding your reporting obligations, now is the time to comply with the ACA or face [Read More…]

Recent Webinar: What You Need to Know Now about Form I-9 and Immigration Enforcement

You’ll often hear the Form I-9 called America’s most complicated two-page form. And no wonder: the two pages you and your new hire fill out come with over 900 pages of instructions, according to an industry expert from Jackson Lewis, P.C. That includes instructions that come with the form, as well as the M-274 handbook [Read More…]

Communications and Utility Service Providers Solve the Credit Conundrum at Annual NCTUE Conference in San Diego

It’s that time of year again—time for credit and risk professionals in the Telecommunications, Pay TV, Utility and Home Security industries to join their peers at the NCTUE® Annual Conference! This year’s event takes place at the US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, California, November 8 – 9. If you’ve never attended this intimate, open-forum [Read More…]

Dot-to-Doc: Connecting the Dots between HR Documentation and Unemployment Liability

You know good documentation helps protect your company from employee litigation. But did you know that the same kind of documentation also helps you better manage your unemployment claims process? At this webinar, Find out from our Unemployment Cost Management experts just how critical documentation is to your win rate, your compliance with UI Integrity [Read More…]