Government Insights

Information overload? Using data to build identities

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The information used in transactions with customers, consultants, and partners is continuously changing, but your systems may be hindering your ability to manage this change. The problem is not just about managing the technical integration, but the downstream implications of new information as it relates to the business policies that drive the relationships you have [Read More…]

Senate Finance Committee Passes Tax Extender Package

Legislative Update

Beginning on July 21, the Senate Finance committee began their process of a “markup” of a tax extenders bill.  Recall that WOTC – a key element of the tax extenders, has been in hiatus since January 1, 2015.  The text of the markup proposal can be found here.  A markup is an important step in [Read More…]

Allaying concerns about fraud from third-party vendors

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Companies have spent a great deal of time and money protecting their core systems and infrastructure from cyber attacks — hardening their perimeters and moving to risk-based authentication for moderate to high risk resources. The collaborative environment of modern companies also means that there are quite a few “extranets”, which allow for information sharing with partners, third-party vendors, and [Read More…]

Using Analytics to Power Identity Proofing

Revolving Door Turnover

Confirming the identities of users in large external user populations can be challenging. A government agency giving a citizen access to sign up for benefits or check records may potentially be challenged with identifying a single person among more than 230 million adults. Combating identity-based fraud on that scale can be even more challenging. While [Read More…]

WOTC Update: Tax Reform and Tax Extenders

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Tax reform is sometimes mentioned as a potential cause of delay for the renewal of WOTC and other tax credits.  That is, if tax reform were to happen, then it is conceivable that, as part of that process, various tax credits would cease to be renewed in favor of a reduction and simplification of overall [Read More…]

Fight Fraud With More Assets

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Preventing fraud is a big job, but one that gets easier with the right tools. Fraudsters are getting their hands on more information about your customers every day. Using more than  just a few data sets to see what is going on with those same customers is the single biggest advantage you can have to fight fraud and identity theft. Analytical modeling on [Read More…]

ETS Tax Intelligence: Forecasting SUI Tax Rates

Forecasting SUI tax rates

Situation For most employers, state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax rates are generally cyclical.  As demonstrated by the graph, national average SUI tax rates  trend downward during a period of economic growth and trend upward following a period of economic downturn (as was the case with the “Great Recession”).   However, trends are not always exact and [Read More…]

Authentication and Permissions: Proxy Access

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Should people share their web site credentials with their spouses? How about their Significant Others? According to a study on internet usage by the Pew Research Center, “Fully 67% of internet users in a marriage or committed relationship have shared an online password with their partner or spouse.” Whether or not access resulting from such credential [Read More…]

Webinar: Improving Patient Record Matching

How To Incorporate Financial Data For Better Ad Targeting

On July 16, Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development for Equifax Identity and Fraud Solutions, will conduct a CHIME College Live Presentation on the topic of improving patient data matching as a key for health information exchange. Accurate and complete patient personal and health information is required to meet industry requirements for [Read More…]

Fraud Prevention: Crimes against Revenue on the Rise

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Fraud perpetrated by or on behalf of local public assistance recipients continues to be a recurring sore spot in the ability of local jurisdictions to control growing costs, and improve revenue collections and use. “Crimes against revenue” is a particular phrase used over past years by localities seeking to address this kind of public sector [Read More…]