Government Insights

2014 Farm Bill Requires New Report to Prove SNAP Benefits Not Paid to the Deceased

Agricultural Bill

A provision of the 2014 Farm Bill requires agencies to submit a report to the USDA to prove they haven’t issued benefits to the deceased. Section 4032 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, “Annual State report on verification of SNAP participation,” says that agencies must submit a report to the Secretary of Agriculture …containing sufficient [Read More...]

FCRA Compliance for Social Service Agencies

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If you’re still mailing verification requests, even for employers who are part of The Work Number®, soon you’ll have a much better way to serve your clients and your agency more securely. In the near future, all agencies will be required to authenticate themselves on our website in addition to selecting a permissible purpose. These [Read More...]

Human Services Upcoming Conferences – Hope to See You There!

Human Service Conferences

We’ll be exhibiting at many of the key conferences and forums for human services in coming months. We’d love to set aside some time so we can hear about your needs and explore a potential partnership. Ohio CSEA Directors’ Association 2014 Spring Symposium April 27-29 Dublin, OH >> Request a Meeting Pacific Southwest Regional Council [Read More...]

ACA IRS Reporting: 6055 & 6056 Final Regulations Released

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final rules to implement the information reporting provisions for insurers and certain employers under the ACA that take effect in 2015.  The ACA IRS reporting is intended to promote transparency with respect to health plan coverage and costs. It will also provide [Read More...]

ACA and Look-Back Periods: Why, Who, What, How?

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The final ACA regulations are here. Are you prepared? The final ACA regulations have been issued, but what does this mean for large employers? It means more clarity around determining eligibility for different types of employees such as variable-hour, temporary, part-time, and seasonal workers. While more guidance has been provided around which hours count towards [Read More...]

Another Day, Another ACA Delay…Or Is It?

ACA Delay

The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Mandate will be delayed once again… but not so fast, these updates only apply to about 4% of U.S. employers. Before assuming your business can wait yet another year to comply with the ACA Employer Mandate, [Read More...]

Boehner Makes Pessimistic Statement Regarding Immigration Reform

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Image courtesy of: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com Yesterday, Speaker of the House John Boehner made a statement regarding the desire to push immigration reform through this year.  Boehner stated the following: “You all know, that for the last 15 months, I’ve talked about the need to get immigration reform done.  It’s an important issue in [Read More...]

The Most Important Countdown to an Employer’s Bottom Line: Are you prepared for ACA?

ACA Compliance

The  clock is ticking on the amount of time employers have to figure out their ACA game plan. Many employers gave a sigh of relief as they thought the pressure to deal with the complicated regulations surrounding their workforce strategy was lifted from their shoulders when the Employer Mandate was delayed by one year, now [Read More...]

Looking forward to seeing you at HiMSS14!

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Healthcare fraud is estimated at $60-70 billion a year and medical identity theft and subsequent fraud rose by 20 percent in 2013. Most cybersecurity experts agree that secure identity proofing of patients and care givers is an essential first step towards protecting the security and privacy of sensitive data and mitigating fraud. As the leader [Read More...]

President Obama Presents Plan for “Promise Zone” Tax Credits

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In an effort to encourage economic investment in targeted geographic areas, President Obama has introduced his plan to establish “Promise Zones” to “ensure that hard work leads to a decent living for every American.”  The plan includes raising minimum wage, “high quality” preschool programs, and making targeted investments while “partnering with communities to help them [Read More...]