Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

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Medical identity theft and fraud are rising as more private patient data is put online without adequate security measures. Not only are patients being billed for treatments they never received, medical records are being altered in ways that can have life-threatening consequences. In the most recent survey conducted by the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity [Read More…]

WOTC Legislation: House Passes One-year Renewal

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On Wednesday, with a vote of 378-46, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 5771, the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014″.  Included in this bill is a one year extension of WOTC and other expired tax provisions including the Indian Employment Credit and the Federal Empowerment Zone Credit.  The Senate is expected to pass [Read More…]

WOTC Legislation: Call to Action

WOTC hiatus: call to action

The legislative authority of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (“WOTC”) expired on January 1, 2014.  The program is currently in a hiatus period and requires reauthorization by act of Congress.  Employers can go to WOTCmeansjobs.com, a legislative advocacy site, to send a direct message to their Senator to advocate for a long-term renewal of these [Read More…]

Executive Action! President Obama’s Immigration Plan

WOTC Renewed

Yesterday evening (November 20, 2014), President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. In the national speech, the president outlined three areas of focus the executive action is geared to address: Increase Border Security: Provide additional resources for law enforcement personnel so that they can stem the flow of illegal crossings and speed [Read More…]

Questions are the Answer for Millennials in Auto Finance

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The next generation of car buyers is walking through showroom doors with mounds of student debt and thin credit files, making creditworthiness particularly challenging to discern. For dealers looking to better serve the swiftly growing millennial market, Equifax’s resident auto marketing expert Jenn Reid recently shared practical advice with Car Biz Today on how to help align this growing customer base with the [Read More…]

Keep Customers from Selling Themselves Short

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A common misconception in auto lending is that there’s a high propensity for customers to overstate their income. In reality, what Equifax has found is that around 25% of borrowers overstate their income while 75% actually under-report what they make. In either scenario, getting an accurate representation of employment and income data eliminates many uncertainties [Read More…]

November Mid-Term Elections – WOTC

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As you may know, today, November 4, 2014, is voting day.  In this election cycle all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate are being decided.  After these elections, Congress will return to Capitol Hill and set about nominating and confirming committee [Read More…]

Temporary Protected Status – Extensions Announced

WOTC hiatus: call to action

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be designated for a foreign country when conditions temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely (among other reasons).  U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States and/or eligible individuals without nationality [Read More…]

Equifax Participates at Jack Henry Banking Educational Conference

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Equifax will participate at this year’s Jack Henry® Banking Educational Conference & Technology Showcase, October 20-23, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas.

Equifax Joins Top Lending Professionals at CUNA Lending Council Conference

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Join Equifax at the CUNA Lending Council Conference, November 2-5, 2014.