Now is the time for employers to make sure they're prepared should IRS Letter 226J arrive in their mailbox. With these Affordable Care Act-related fine notices soaring into the millions, employers must quickly react to understand Letter 226J and provide documentation to potentially dispute the stated fine amounts. Learn more about how engaging with Equifax and our Affordable Care Act Fine Management Services can support employers throughout the process.
An overview of our Affordable Care Act Management Essentials Solution for employers.
Does your team have the resources and expertise required to build and maintain a reliable ACA solution to meet clients' demands? Consider a reseller or referral partnership with Equifax, and get the trusted compliance technology and support you and your clients are after.
Learn more about the ACA training packages we offer in this solution overview.
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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.
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.
We get it. Offsite is the new onsite as more and more companies move toward a dispersed workforce. The I-9 Anywhere® solution from Workforce Solutions is designed to easily accommodate multiple worksites and remote employees with built-in guidance for accurate I-9 completion. Onsite or offsite, we’ve got you covered with I-9 Anywhere delivering flexible Section 2 completion options to manage I-9 compliance anywhere you are onboarding new hires.
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.
Transform paper I-9s to an electronic system for better control to help improve your I-9 compliance.
Take control of I-9 compliance with I-9 Management solutions from Equifax. We understand the challenge you face when managing I-9 compliance. Keeping control of your I-9s is no small task. Turnover, a dispersed workforce, remote employees, evolving legislation and changing regulations make it nearly impossible to stay 100% compliant when using a paper-based process. Equifax answers your needs with smart, convenient electronic solutions.
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
MLA Covered Borrower Status returns an applicant’s status, giving you the valuable,needed insight to which credit terms you must offer in order to help you quickly proceed with origination and maintain a “safe harbor” as stated in the MLA Final Rule.
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.
Expand member relationships and grow revenue with market-specific solutions.
State new hire notifications can be overwhelming. Our State Onboarding Compliance solution can help. We track legislation to help keep you on-top-of evolving state required new hire notifications and our technology makes the process straightforward to help you get the right form the to the right employee at the right time.
Eliminate cumbersome, dated tax form distribution processes and create more time for strategic work. Tax Form Management from Equifax offers efficient, automated systems for managing employees' tax forms, giving your payroll and benefits departments much needed relief during tax season and beyond.
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.
For employers, Unemployment Cost Management (UCM) can be really complicated. 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.
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.
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
We take the complexity out of E-Verify. Forget about trying to relearn the process every time you hire a new employee. As one of the largest E-Verify employer agents, our solution makes E-Verify simple and straightforward, so you can get back to what matters most – growing your business.
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?
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.
Data-driven research that illustrates the significance of applicant verification on auto loans and provides greater understanding of borrower behavior and auto loan performance.
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.
Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has communicated that one of its top priorities is immigration enforcement. There's no doubt that this renewed focus has immediate implications for human resources professionals through increased worksite enforcement.
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
A national restaurant chain consolidated two predecessor legal entities into a third legal entity and recovered $700K in employment taxes with help from Equifax
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
Lennox needed a more consistent and connected process for reviewing and approving customers and recovering debt. The company achieved this and more with the help of a world-class credit management solution from Equifax.
Nationwide Fortune 500 Company Leverages PhoneReveal from Equifax as a Powerful Tool in its TCPA Risk Strategy
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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.
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.
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.
Tammy Stacy, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Equifax, provides insight into the trends observed in CFPB-regulated financial institutions, recommendations around FCRA compliance, and the differences between cross-selling and prescreening.
Civil penalties for non-compliance with Form I-9 requirements are at an all-time high and worksite enforcement is on the rise. Are you ready? Hear from a leading attorney on steps employers can take, including how to manage an effective internal self-audit. An I-9 expert from Equifax Workforce Solutions will discuss technology that can help improve the audit process.
Equifax chief economist Amy Crews Cutts shares the latest commercial credit trends and outlines what changes she sees in store for the U.S. and economy and where she believes the economy is headed. She discusses recent commercial economic data, as well as new issues that are emerging on the economic landscape including changing interest rates, the Trump administration’s priorities and global politics.
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.
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? Find out from our Unemployment Cost Management experts just how critical documentation is to your win rate, your compliance with UI Integrity and your tax rates.
Learn best practices for performing an I-9 self-audit in this highlight reel from a recent webinar
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.
This webinar will highlight overall trends in consumer credit, as well as brief deep dives into HELOC, mortgage, auto, card and general consumer finance.
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.
In this webinar you’ll learn proven strategies to maximize your WOTC program. With a spotlight on powerful key performance indicators (KPIs), you’ll walk away with the knowledge you need to break down the barriers that are stopping your organization from capturing more credits.
A leading immigration attorney leads a discussion on the revised Form I-9, penalties related to Form I-9 non-compliance and what 2017 could hold for employers from an enforcement perspective. She also provides an overview of what to expect regarding immigration reform and worksite enforcement. The webinar also addresses how the form changes have been implemented on the Equifax Workforce Solutions I-9 Management solution and explains how the service uses automation to help drive compliance.
The webinar provides real examples of overcoming Wage Audit compliance challenges from Walmart, Equifax Workforce Solutions and state agency representatives. You will learn how employers, state agencies and TPAs collaborate to reduce employer risk, claim fraud and the administrative burden related to Wage Audits.
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There’s a new Form I-9, clues in the recent Department of Homeland Security Budget-in-Brief and Appropriations bill suggest nationwide E-Verify is on the horizon and civil penalties for non-compliance with the Form I-9 requirements are at an all-time high. Are you ready? At this webinar, a leading immigration attorney and I-9 experts from Equifax Workforce Solutions focus on what employers need to know about these trends and more.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is prompting more litigation, and particularly class-action litigation, than ever before. Strict compliance with all relevant TCPA rules is critical to any business that contacts consumers through telephone technology. Review these tips to help you manage your consumer contact strategies.
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.
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.
Information from “Gauging U.S. Recession Risk” by Equifax Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts and Deputy Chief Economist Gunnar Blix