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…]

Interview with Car Biz Today: What’s Happening in Auto Financing?

John Giamalvo, Vice President of Dealer Services at Equifax, was recently interviewed by Car Biz Today (CBT) about the year ahead in auto finance. Giamalvo, who has almost 20 years of automotive experience and is a contributor on major TV networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CNN, shares insights on the state of auto finance [Read More…]

2016 Resource Round-Up: Insights at Your Fingertips

Equifax shares a number of resources created to help you grow and protect your business 2016 was an exciting and eventful year across the financial services industry. As we prepare for the year ahead, we wanted to provide a look-back at the many resources created to support your business in the past year. In the [Read More…]

Employers Omitted in Executive Order, ACA Legislation Unchanged

On January 20, 2017, just a few hours after being sworn in to office, President Trump signed an executive order confirming the Administration’s intent to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and directing government agencies to “ease the burden” of the ACA in the meantime. It’s important to note, however, that executive orders do not [Read More…]

ACA Penalties on the Way, IRS Letter 5699 Requests Missing Reporting

Recently, the IRS began sending Letter 5699 to request missing 2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting from Applicable Large Employers (ALEs).  A sample of this letter is available here. In the Letter 5699, titled “Request for Employer Reporting of Offers of Health Insurance Coverage (Forms 1094-C and 1095-C)”, a tax compliance officer is notifying the [Read More…]

Are American Consumers Taking On Too Much Debt?

How much consumer debt is too much? This infographic from Visual Capitalist uses extensive Equifax data to try and answer this question. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

ACA Update: IRS Extends Distribution Deadline for 1095 Forms

Were you greeted at work today by news of the IRS extending the distribution deadline for 1095 forms? The Equifax ACA team has reviewed the official documentation from the IRS to provide you with the important details you need. Following consultation with stakeholders, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS have determined that a substantial [Read More…]

Black Friday Brings A Spike in Credit Card Account Openings

For the past four years, the Sundays before and after Black Friday have seen a fairly consistent 50% increase in the opening of retail credit card accounts over an average day in November or December. New retail credit card openings peak on Black Friday, when consumers on the average have continued to open nearly 3 [Read More…]

ACA Update: Election Aside, 2016 Reporting Requirements Remain

While there has been significant speculation about how the results of the 2016 election will impact ACA, the current regulations and accompanying penalties are still in place. The new administration would have a difficult time making any significant changes before the January 31, 2017 deadline to furnish 1095-Cs to employees and enrolled individuals. The Republican [Read More…]

In the News: How Will Rising ACA Premiums Affect Employers?

By now, you have likely seen numerous headlines and reports about Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance premiums increasing an average of 25% for the 2017 plan year. While this increase may be worrisome for plan subscribers, it’s important for employers to understand the implications of these rising ACA premiums as well. What do ACA (also [Read More…]