An overview of our Affordable Care Act Management Essentials Solution for employers.
Learn more about the ACA training packages we offer in this solution overview.
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It is important to make sure that any partner you consider that will handle your employees' personal information has top-notch security.
CaseBuilder Flex integrates easily to most internal unemployment case management programs taking care of the document management flow, and prompting workflow actions and activities, while the employer maintains the provisioning and decisioning of the case load.
Equifax processes nearly 5 million unemployment claims each year. That kind of scale gives us the unique process insights that go into the CaseBuilder platform - our intuitive and intelligent web-based solution for streamlining unemployment case management.
Compliance Center is a technology portal designed to streamline new hire onboarding; including I-9 management and WOTC
The Work Number drives data and insights for Human Resources and Institutional Research groups in higher education
Professional Employer Organizations have many business risks that are unique to the industry. Learn how Equifax can help.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a Federal Law that promotes accuracy, fairness and privacy for the data used by Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs), including Equifax. Verifications completed through The Work Number service are consumer reports.
Providing verifications of employment can potentially expose employers to many serious legal risks, including liability risk when giving references to other employers, and privacy concerns from leaks of sensitive employee data.
In this global market, higher education institutions are facing increasing competition and compliance challenges. Many institutions are turning to analytics to maximize strategic outcomes and drive decision making in resource allocation, student success, and finance.
As companies move more and more to a dispersed workforce and centralized HR function, I-9 Anywhere helps organizations onboard remote employees with confidence; increasing efficiency while reducing risk
As I-9 compliance challenges grow, more employers are looking to improve on their process moving forward, but often overlook any risk that might be associated with their historical I-9s. I-9 Audit and Remediation is designed to help you manage that risk.
I-9 Management offers an automated process, compliance management, and audit preparation through: E-Verify integration, dispersed employee management, paper to electronic conversion, and 'soon to come' audit and remediation tools.
The Work Number delivers an automated income and employment verification solution that streamlines the transfer of information between employers and verifiers, ultimately benefiting the employee by creating a secure and accelerated decision process.
With expert appellate services from Equifax, employers can tap into an experienced, highly-specialized team of representatives who will assist with hearing preparation once a hearing has been scheduled, and also represent your organization at the hearing
The federal government mandates that employers report newly-hired and rehired employees to the state in which they work within 20 days. Equifax Unemployment Cost Management streamlines this process for employers by performing multi-state reporting on employers behalf.
The Work Number, a service of Equifax Workforce Solutions, streamlines the transfer of information between employers and verifiers, benefiting the employee-consumer by accelerating the decision process while adding security to the transaction.
The Work Number Direct enables employers to process manual verifications on their time, within a secure system, and with full confidence that the party requesting the verification is a legitimate verifier with a valid permissible purpose
Learn about the most common challenges that may be preventing employers from optimizing their unemployment case management program
Processing claims for more than 6,000 employers nationwide gives Equifax the ability to analyze and identify common process errors that can lead to patterns of failure. Our best practices for 2016 can help employers implement an efficient and effective UCM process.
The nonprofit sector is the third largest employer group in the US, with nearly 11 million employees. Unemployment claims can have an immediate and real financial impact on these employers.
Wage audits are a critical tool for states looking to help reduce improper payments. Yet for many employers, responding to wage audit requests is becoming more cumbersome.
There are a variety of state interpretations on the definition of a pattern of insufficient and untimely claims. This map can help clarify definitions for each state.
Seismic shifts in legislation, philosophy, and funding have created unprescedented changes to employment management in the education sector. Changes can have a trickle-down effect when it comes to separations and managing unempoyment claims and payments.
With the Unemployment Cost Management program from Equifax, employers have access to innovative tools and training libraries to help maximize case management productivity and compliance, while minimizing resource costs and unemployment tax liability.
Unemployment Cost Management from Equifax taps the expertise of our teams and our service heritage to help clients realize maximum efficiency and value from our case management solutions.
For employers, Unemployment Cost Management (UCM) can be really compliated. Equifax puts more than 65 years of experience, our CaseBuilder technology workflows, and UCM management and reporting best practices to work for more than 6,000 employers nationwide.
In 2011, Federal requirements mandated that states enact UI Integrity legislation to help reduce improper unemployment benefit payments. All states now have legislation in place and many are starting to enforce and assess penalties.
The Department of Labor reports that $12 of every $100 in unemployment benefits are overpaid, creating significant unnecessary costs for employers.
Wage audits are a critical tool for states looking to help reduce improper payments. Learn about the penalties associated with each state.
The new Verification Exchange from Equifax leverages the best practices established over the past two decades through The Work Number, the industry-leading verification service in the United States, to deliver the Canadian marketplace a new verification solution
As part of the new Verification Exchange in Canada, an income and employment verification solution similar to The Work Number, Equifax will provide Record of Employment on behalf of employers with Canadian workforce
Improve your WOTC tax credit program through identification, verification, certification, and expansion of additional credits.
See how Hard Rock found success managing ACA compliance with Benefitfocus + Equifax.
See how Jackson Healthcare found success managing ACA compliance with Equifax.
See how Staffmark found success managing ACA compliance with Equifax.
See how Temple University found success managing ACA compliance with Equifax.
See how UPS found success managing ACA compliance with Equifax.
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End-to-end ACA compliance and benefits solution
See how Equifax Commercial Services can help
See how Gordman's found success managing several key compliance areas with Equifax.
G&A Partners has improved UI Compliance
Meet the next generation of ACA compliance management solutions.
Share this video with your employees to educate them about the 1095
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HR Can Make Money for the Company
Faster tax transcript results and fewer 4506-T rejections
Reduce the burden of response and meet wage audit obligations
Delivering Rite Aid with key compliance support
Processes and innovation deliver
Instant verifications available 24/7
Supporting compliance for employee's sake
HR and IR benefit with data from The Work Number
Streamlining employment verifications for employers and verifiers
Managing I-9 compliance is complex and the risk for getting it wrong is significant. Download our guide with three basic steps you can take to make your job easier and help your organization comply with Form I-9 requirements.
Usage data for automated employment and income verifications
The Equifax Wage Audit solution is your best solution for wage audit responses
Learn more about subsidies and their impact on both employees and employers. You'll find answers to the most common question like: What is a subsidy? Who should or should not get one? How and when I should appeal a subsidy? How does the subsidy process work?
Learn more about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, with an overview and research findings that highlight WOTC eligible employees performance. WOTC has multiple benefits, including reducing turnover and increasing income.
Learn about the often overlooked unemployment tax issues that should be considered in the M&A transaction management process.
Institutes of higher education face a number of distinct challenges when onboarding new employees. Learn about best practices implemented by University of Florida and Northern Arizona University.
As the industry leader in ACA compliance, Equifax is helping clients manage eligibility, affordability, and IRS reporting for over 41 million employees. Download our resource to identify all 10 challenges and learn how your team can over come them. Throughout the process of onboarding hundreds of clients, we have noticed 10 common ACA compliance challenges.
In 2009, with unemployment rates nearly double historical norms, UI benefit payments increased significantly and reached an annual high of nearly $80 billion. The effects of this recession continue to impact the unemployment reserves.
Learn how a global freight, shipping, logistics and supply chain management company found the efficient ACA subsidy management and appeal solution it needed from Equifax.
Jackon Healthcare improves ACA compliance through a cutting-edge analytics platform from Equifax.
A financial services institution recovered $2.4M in employment taxes with help from Equifax
I-9 management case study - Top Bank implements electronic I-9 and reduces compliance risk and produces positive brand
A national restaurant chain consolidated two predecessor legal entities into a third legal entity and recovered $700K in employment taxes with help from Equifax
A long-term healthcare facility finds an efficient, flexible solution to help automate and customize their new hire onboarding process
Learn how one of the nation's largest health systems achieved their compliance goals, reduced costs, and relieved significant administrative burdens for their HR Staff.
Unemployment Cost Management service from Equifax helped Employer Advantage, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), manage its clients’ unemployment claims in a more cost-effective manner, with improved lead times and process efficiency.
Learn how Hard Rock has been able to improve employee engagement in benefits, reduce its risk and slash administrative tasks related to ACA compliance, while freeing up resources and helping control healthcare costs.
Learn from a top 25 financial services organization defined and found success using our I-9 Management solution
ACA Compliance on Autopilot
I-9 and WOTC integration that pays for itself
View a visual case study that illustrates how one of the nation's largest health achieved their compliance goals, reduced costs, and relieved significant administrative burdens for their HR Staff.
A financial services institution recovered $2.4M in employment taxes with help from Equifax
During this webinar, we’ll draw upon our experience helping hundreds of employers manage ACA to share the top 10 things that you need to know to ensure success in 2016.
Join us to hear more about the impact that the ruling will have on employers. We’ll also discuss the complex processes involved in ACA management and best practices around: Data management, IRS reporting, subsidy notifications and more.
Join the Equifax ACA experts as they reveal the top 10 things that employers must know NOW about ACA 1094/1095 reporting and share best practices for avoiding compliance roadblocks.
During this webinar, we'll provide an overview of the subsidy application and appeal processes and how this can translate into IRS fines down the road.
Join Intuit®, the provider of TurboTax® software, and Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leading provider of ACA compliance solutions, to learn more about their experience with tax reporting for ACA and hear best practices to prepare for the new requirements.
Jeff Taylor of Equifax and Rachel Stevens of Staffmark walk through the “nuts and bolts” of the subsidy process, explain options available to employers when receiving Marketplace notices, and share best practices on handling subsidy appeals. Stevens also shares how she is successfully managing the subsidy process and handling delicate communication with employees whose subsidies are appealed.
Chad Richter, a leading labor attorney with Jackson Lewis, reviews key compliance challenges employers face in 2014.
A leading immigration attorney at Ogletree Deakins provides an overview of the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate, with special emphasis on the potential impact on employers.
Decode IRS reporting and subsidy management for the ACA. See examples of complex employment scenarios and how they play out in terms of 1095-C reporting. Learn best practices for data collection and management, form 1095-C distribution, and subsidy appeals management.
Often businesses overlook 'hidden' tax credits, due to a variety of factors. This webinar focuses on federal and state tax credits, applicable to most industries.
During this webcast we will discuss: current economic environment, outlook for federal and state UI tax rates, road to solvency for state UI trust funds, and unemployment cost management strategies.
During this webinar, we’ll share ideas for developing an employee education plan for the Form 1095 and best practices for executing on your plan.
During this webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for preparing your data to populate the forms, registering to e-file with the IRS, filing an extension, and maintaining an audit trail to help with fine disputes down the road.
Though Form I-9 may seem straighforward, it comes with a number of risks attached. Explore how HR professionals in higher education can achieve their compliance goals.
Operations Manager in the Pacific Gas & Electric Payroll Department, talks about how her organization rolled out an automated employment verification system to ease the pressure on its call center and improve standardization of the information given in an employment verification.
During this webcast we will discuss: common types of workforce restructurings, compliance requirements, unemployment tax rate impacts, ability to carryover wage bases (FICA, FUTA & SUI), "SUTA Dumping" detection and other risks
As employers are well aware, time is not on their side at this point – especially if they have not begun putting a process in place to prepare for IRS Reporting. Join our experts as they discuss navigating the murky waters of IRS reporting for the ACA.
Learn about the impact of employee transfers/relocations on SUI taxation, including: when out-of-state (OOS) wage credits are allowed, financial benefits of taking credit for OOS wages, states that do and don’t allow OOS wage and state-specific compliance requirements.
With a better understanding of 1095-C forms and a thoughtful employee education plan, you can set your organization up for success in piecing together the ACA puzzle. Join the expert ACA team from Equifax to discuss the impact of the new regulations and Administration on ACA, tips for preventing form 1095 errors and minimizing corrections, ideas for developing a plan to get ahead of employees’ 1095-C confusion, and strategies for handling sensitive subsidy appeal discussions with employees.
With our partner, ProviderTrust, a comprehensive, healthcare-centric new hire onboarding solution is finally here! See how our Compliance Center for Healthcare’s integrated LnC solution set can help your organization.
Watch this webinar on-demand to learn more about ACA subsidies, including: How the subsidy notification and appeal process works, real-life examples of challenges that employers have faced, best practices learned from processing subsidies for Equifax clients, how Equifax reduces the administrative burden and compliance risk associated with subsidies, and suggestions for educating and communicating with employees about subsidies.
While many employers believe they do not have to worry about IRS reporting for the ACA until 2016, the reality is that they must begin preparing in January of 2015 in order to file in 2016. Join us as we break down IRS reporting for the ACA.
During this webinar, we'll provide an overview of employers' lessons learned during the first year since the Employer Mandate took effect and how organizations can apply that insight moving forward.
The presentation focuses on significantly increasing employers' ability to identify additional eligible Katrina WOTC credits by using Equifax proprietary data assets to verify additional eligibility, isolate the individuals not previously captured, and recover those tax savings for your organization.
Join the team of Equifax Workforce Solutions ACA experts as they discuss the importance of handling subsidy notifications correctly and what can happen if things go awry.
Get our toolkit of valuable resources to help educate employees on ACA Form 1095, including a communication plan, email templates, a poster, FAQs, and more.
Get the Equifax ACA Subsidy Toolkit for Employers for access to valuable resources to help you manage subsidy appeals, including: - An ACA subsidy FAQ document for employees, - A sample employee education poster, - A best practice guide for benefits and HR staff, and - An ACA subsidy process road map.
SUI tax rates change year-over-year based on such factors as employer-specific experience, M&A activity, benefit payment inefficiencies, and overall economic conditions.
For SUI tax purposes, employers engaged in M&A transactions must adhere to the SUI tax provisions in each taxing jurisdiction, based on each unique set of facts and circumstances.
What to tell employees and when
Examples of emails that can be sent to employees during specific months to educate them about the 1095.
Frequently asked questions and answers that can be shared with employees about the 1095.
An educational insert that can be mailed with the 1095 to each employee.
A poster that can be used in high traffic areas to educate employees about the 1095.
In February of 2016, New York SUI tax rates will be issued. Their issuance will create three potential savings opportunities for employers: voluntary contributions, joint accounts, and negative write-offs.
Learn about a recent SUTA dumping case and the outcome.
The time gap between when rates can be determined and when rates are actually issued presents a challenge for employers.
Other than a slight decline in calendar year 2013, M&A activity in the U.S. has been trending upward since the Great Depression.
The amount of SUI taxes paid by an employer depends on a variety of factors including economic conditions, an employer's hire/fire practices, the number of claims, and the amounts of benefits.
M&A can significantly influence an employer's SUI tax rates. This month's issue focuses on TOE when an organization undergoes a change involving the movement of employees from one legal entity to another.
SUI tax rate risk can be broken down into two primary components, those that employers can control and those that employers cannot. Learn more about the factors employers can control.
The California Zone Program was repealed as of January 1, 2014, however many zone offices have chosen to close their doors before December 2014 deadline.
As the industry leader in ACA compliance, Equifax is helping clients manage eligibility, affordability, and IRS reporting for over 41 million employees. Download our visual guide to identify the top ten challenges employers face in 2017 and learn how your team can be prepared.