Repeal of Affordable Care Act Derailed by Senator McCain

Background After several months on a legislative roller coaster ride, the effort by congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s signature piece of healthcare legislation, has abruptly come to a halt. Early on Friday, July 28, 2017 – following a dramatic return to the Senate after receiving a diagnosis [Read More…]

I-9 Compliance Alert: Change in Planned New Form I-9

As reported in our previous blog post a new version of Form I-9 is scheduled to be released July 17, 2017.  This will be the second new Form I-9 to be released in the past 12 months. The planned changes to the new Form I-9 were set to include an update to allow entrepreneurs seeking [Read More…]

Senate Republicans Reveal the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Background In recent weeks, Senate Republican leaders held a series of private meetings to draft a bill they hope will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process, which allows Congress to repeal and replace key components of the ACA legislation with a simple majority vote (and with no opportunity [Read More…]

The next frontier in Financial Services

It starts with creating a better, omni-channel customer experience. It’s 2017 and the Financial Services industry is squarely focused on creating the best possible customer experience. This means offering fast, convenient access to products and services at the point of sale, with less friction. It means creating a seamless customer experience across multiple channels, including [Read More…]

Final Reminder: Military Lending Act – Credit Card Compliance Webinar

The next phase of The Military Lending Act (MLA) Final Rule will take effect October 3, 2017, requiring credit card issuers to include a determination of an applicant’s military “covered borrower” status for all covered consumer credit applications. Will you be ready? Register now to join Equifax on Thursday, June 15 at 2:00 pm ET [Read More…]

ACA Legislative Update: June 2017

It has been just over a month since the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill on May 4th. If you’ve been wondering, “What’s been going on lately? What’s next?” you’re certainly not alone. What’s happened since the May 4th AHCA bill passage? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report [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…]

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…]

New TIGTA ACA Assessment Indicates IRS Fines are on the Way

While employers have been working diligently to understand and comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility Provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been stretched to implement processes and tools to identify non-compliant employers. We learned they were making strides in this regard with the release of Letter 5699 earlier [Read More…]

AHCA Scrapped, Obamacare Remains Law of the Land

The flurry of events on Capitol Hill last Friday afternoon left many Americans struggling to make sense of what all was happening at any given moment. On March 24, 2017—amidst unofficial tallies indicating the bill would not pass, and at President Trump’s request—the House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration [Read More…]