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ACA Management Essentials Solution

An overview of our Affordable Care Act Management Essentials Solution for employers.

ACA Partnership Opportunities

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.

ACA Training Packages

Learn more about the ACA training packages we offer in this solution overview.

Affordable Care Act Management Brochure

Put ACA compliance on autopilot

AVM Insight Product Sheet

Manage your collateral risk with a market-leading AVM

Best Practices in Data Security

It is important to make sure that any partner you consider that will handle your employees' personal information has top-notch security.

CaseBuilder Flex

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.

CaseBuilder Platform

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.

Employment Tax Consulting Services for PEOs

Professional Employer Organizations have many business risks that are unique to the industry. Learn how Equifax can help.

FCRA and Data Accuracy

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.

FCRA Risk Mitigation

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.

Graduate Outcome Metrics

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.

I-9 Anywhere Product Sheet

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

I-9 Audit and Remediation Product Sheet

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 Conversion Product Sheet

Transform paper I-9s to an electronic system for better control and security, helping you to improve compliance

I-9 Management Product Sheet

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.

Managing Unemployment Costs - Hearing Representation

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

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.

New Hire Reporting Services

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.

Product Briefing - The Work Number

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.

Solutions for Credit Unions

Expand member relationships and grow revenue with market-specific solutions.

Tax Form Management

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.

The Work Number Direct for Employers

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

Top UCM Challenges Employers Face

Learn about the most common challenges that may be preventing employers from optimizing their unemployment case management program

UCM Best Practices for 2016

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.

UCM for Reimbursing Employers

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.

UCM Wage Audit Solutions

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.

UI Integrity Penalties by State

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.

Unemployment Cost Management: We Get It. We Got It.

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. 

Unemployment Cost Management for Education

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.

Unemployment Cost Management Toolbox

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 Value

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.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Integrity

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.

Unemployment Overpayments

The Department of Labor reports that $12 of every $100 in unemployment benefits are overpaid, creating significant unnecessary costs for employers.

Unemployment Wage Audit Map

Wage audits are a critical tool for states looking to help reduce improper payments. Learn about the penalties associated with each state.

Verification Exchange

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

Verification Exchange - Record of Employment

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

Affordable Care Act Subsidy Guide for Employers

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?

Mergers and Acquisitions - The Impact on Unemployment Tax Costs

Learn about the often overlooked unemployment tax issues that should be considered in the M&A transaction management process.

Onboarding Best Practices for Higher Education

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.

Top 10 ACA Compliance Challenges Employers Face in 2017

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.

Trust But Verify

Data-driven research that illustrates the significance of applicant verification on auto loans and provides greater understanding of borrower behavior and auto loan performance.

UI Integrity: A Focus on Compliance

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.

ACA Subsidy Management Success Story - Global Shipping Firm

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.

Account Monitoring with Compliance Data Center

See how reliable results and streamlined process help mitigate regulatory and reputation risk

A Visual Case Study: Jackson Healthcare and Improving ACA Compliance

Jackon Healthcare improves ACA compliance through a cutting-edge analytics platform from Equifax.

Case Study - Financial Services Institution

A financial services institution recovered $2.4M in employment taxes with help from Equifax

Case Study - Financial Services Institution

A financial services institution recovered $2.4M in employment taxes with help from Equifax

Case Study - National Restaurant Chain

A national restaurant chain consolidated two predecessor legal entities into a third legal entity and recovered $700K in employment taxes with help from Equifax

Custom Scorecard from Equifax Delivers Strong Performance for Equipment Leasing Provider

A provider of equipment leases needed a way to more appropriately price its' short term loans based on lessee risk. Turning to Equifax for its' small business data and analytical expertise, the lender has achieved impressive results.

Dignity Health Case Study

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.

Employer Advantage Case Study - Unemployment Cost Management with CaseBuilder

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.

Hard Rock Cafe - Automated Compliance, Real Engagement

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.

I-9 Case Study: Top Financial Services Client

Learn from a top 25 financial services organization defined and found success using our I-9 Management solution

Lennox Transforms Credit and Collections with Help of Dynamic Equifax 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.

Leverage PhoneReveal from Equifax as a Tool in TCPA Risk Strategies

Nationwide Fortune 500 Company Leverages PhoneReveal from Equifax as a Powerful Tool in its TCPA Risk Strategy

Midwest Health Success Story

ACA Compliance on Autopilot

Onboarding Compliance that Pays - Hardee's

I-9 and WOTC integration that pays for itself

Visual Case Study: Dignity Health

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.

ACA Compliance: Top 10 Things You Need to Know in 2016

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.

ACA is Here to Stay - Best Practices for ACA Management

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.

ACA reporting: Top 10 things employers must know NOW

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.

ACA Update for Employers: Employee Subsidies and IRS Fines

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.

A Deep Dive into ACA IRS Reporting with Intuit and Equifax

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.

An Employer's Perspective on ACA Subsidy Appeals and Employee Communication

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.

An FCRA Refresher for Compliant Cross Selling: Ensuring Permissible Purpose

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.

Decoding ACA - IRS Reporting and Subsidy Management

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.

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

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.

Filing ACA Forms 1094 and 1095 with the IRS

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.

Military Lending Act -- Are you Ready

Speakers shared valuable insights about the Military Lending Act (MLA) background and the new requirements associated with the MLA Final Rule starting October 3, 2016.

Navigating ACA IRS Form Preparation

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.

Piecing Together ACA: Reporting, Subsidy Appeals, and Employee Education

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.

Spotlight on ACA Subsidies

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.

The Affordable Care Act - Preparing for 2015

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.

The Road to 95%: Mastering ACA Compliance in 2016 and Beyond

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.

To Dial or Not To Dial - Best Practices for Contact Strategies that Align with TCPA Regulation

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is prompting more litigation, and particularly class-action litigation, than ever before. TCPA lawsuits are frequently settled in the millions of dollars. Therefore, strict compliance with all relevant TCPA rules is critical to any business that contacts consumers through telephone technology.

Understanding the New Form I-9 and the Election’s Potential Impact on Immigration Reform

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.

Wage Audit Compliance: How States and Employers can Reduce the Compliance Burden

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.

What's Next for ACA: Subsidy Notifications and Appeals

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.

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

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.

10 TCPA-Related Tips To Consider

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.

ACA 1095 Toolkit for Employers

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.

ACA Subsidy Toolkit for Employers

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.

April 2016 Tax Intelligence - Unemployment Economic Update

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.

August 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - Bankruptcies and UI

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.

January 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - New York Savings Opportunities

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.

July 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - SUTA Dumping

Learn about a recent SUTA dumping case and the outcome.

June 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - SUI Rate Forecasts

The time gap between when rates can be determined and when rates are actually issued presents a challenge for employers.

March 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - 2016 M&A Activity

Other than a slight decline in calendar year 2013, M&A activity in the U.S. has been trending upward since the Great Depression.

May 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - Spring Cleaning Your UI Accounts

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.

October 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - SUI Transfer of Experience

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.

September 2016 ETS Tax Intelligence - State Unemployment Tax Rates in 2017 and Beyond

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.

Some Facts About Recession Risk

Information from “Gauging U.S. Recession Risk” by Equifax Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts and Deputy Chief Economist Gunnar Blix

Tax Intelligence - California Enterprise Zone Closings

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.