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!! ATTENTION !!

Outstaffing and Paylocity are committed to keeping your data secure, and we are continually updating our security to deliver on this promise. On July 11, Paylocity will be conducting a security upgrade, which may result in our clients and employees being prompted to re-authenticate your account either by multi-factor authentication or by answering your challenge questions when logging into the system.

We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to evolve to bring the best security to our clients.

Employees:  Have YOU signed up for your Paylocity account?  If not, we urge you to take advantage of this service.
You can see various facets of your pay, view your check history; you can view and print your check stub, and your W2’s – plus more!  

 

Employer News Flash!

Now members can choose electronic ID cards

A new feature is available to your employees that gives them the option to choose electronic ID cards only, rather than getting a hard copy card in the mail. They’ll get this electronic-only option when their plan renews for 2018. If they choose this electronic option, they’ll use our mobile app, Anthem Anywhere, to access their ID card on a smartphone. This works even when there is no internet connection. Our electronic ID cards look just like our physical cards, so members will no longer need to carry a plastic card in their wallet.

Today, members can use the Anthem Anywhere app to get their electronic ID cards, but we still mail them an ID card. Once the new program launches, they’ll no longer get physical cards, if they select the electronic-only option. Of course, members who prefer hard copy ID cards will continue to have that option.

When visiting a doctor or other health care provider, members can show either an electronic or a physical ID card. Either is fine to use. And if the provider’s office needs a copy of the card, members can email or fax a copy right from the Anthem Anywhere app.

IRS updates decision on 2018 HSA limits

 

The 2018 HSA family contribution limit is back to $6900

On April 26th, the IRS updated its decision to decrease the 2018 maximum contribution limit for family coverage only. The maximum annual contribution limit for family coverage limit is now back to $6,900.

Earlier this year, the IRS had adjusted the maximum contribution limit for family coverage from $6,900 to $6,850. Yesterday the IRS updated its decision. To view the official IRS announcement, please visit the Internal Revenue Service press release.

In response to the IRS update, Outstaffing has updated its systems to ensure compliance with the IRS updated decision.

Here are up-to-date 2018 contribution limits:

• $6,900 for family coverage
• $3,450 for individual coverage

Note: There is no change for the individual coverage annual contribution limit

Bothered by Unwanted Calls?

I sometimes feel sorry for the people in the telemarketing business – they must get tired of being hung up on (or worse) 9.9 times out of 10! But I think I can safely predict that we all hate those calls.  And don’t even mention those annoying “Robo-Calls.” There’s probably no way to stop them all, but you may be able to decrease the number that you get.  Have you registered your number with the FTC’s Do Not Call Registry? Register your number at www.donotcall.gov

Paylocity’s Partnership with TurboTax!

Inaccurate or incomplete tax filings can cause monetary penalties, delayed tax returns, or even IRS audits. Paylocity’s partnership with TurboTax allows your employees to securely import W-2 tax data directly into TurboTax, reducing chances for errors and decreasing the amount of time they spend filing. This integration is available at no additional cost.

Benefits of TurboTax Import

• Secure, private user access to tax information via credentialing
• Easy log-in using SSN# and W-2 Box 1 entry value
• Fast, accurate data entry into tax returns
• Paperless electronic document delivery
• Simple, straight-forward completion of tax forms
• Promotes compliance with complex government regulations

Using the Import Feature in TurboTax
In TurboTax, there will be the option to import data. Select Click here for a current list and choose Paylocity in the partner drop-down list. To import tax information, credentials (ID: SSN, PW: Box 1 wages of W-2) will need to be entered so TurboTax can recognize and validate user access to account information. All imported information should be thoroughly reviewed upon completion.

BE SURE AND LET YOUR EMPLOYEES KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT NEW FEATURE!

     

 

Employer News Flash!

Now members can choose electronic ID cards!

Anthem has introduced a new program that gives your employees the option to choose electronic ID cards only, rather than getting a hard copy card in the mail. This electronic-only option is available when their plan renews effective on or after January 1, 2018. If they choose this electronic option, they’ll use our mobile app, Anthem Anywhere, to access their ID card on a smartphone. This works even when there is no internet connection. Our electronic ID cards look just like our physical cards, so members will no longer need to carry a plastic card in their wallet.

Today, members can use the Anthem Anywhere app to get their electronic ID cards, but we still mail them an ID card. Once the new program launches, they’ll no longer get physical cards, if they select the electronic-only option. Of course, members who prefer hard copy ID cards will continue to have that option.

When visiting a doctor or other health care provider, members can show either an electronic or a physical ID card. Either is fine to use. And if the provider’s office needs a copy of the card, members can email or fax a copy right from the Anthem Anywhere app.

Be sure to let your employees know!

Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. trades as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, and its service area is all of Virginia
except for the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 

Paylocity Login Screen Changes

The login screen for Paylocity was upgraded on September 28 for enhanced security.  However, your username and password remain the same.  If you forgot your password, you can click “forgot?” and follow the steps to reset the password.  Please go to your company  portal to login (see link on Engage email.)  If you do not remember your username, please contact our HR Department at 434-432-8600 ext. 2.

For enhanced security, you may be required to go through secondary authentication.  Please follow the instructions on the screen.  Remember to “trust” the network if appropriate.  This will ensure you do not have to keep authenticating each time you are at work.

IDENTITY THEFT & YOUR EMPLOYEES

Information you need to know to help protect your employees.

With all of the news swirling around the Equifax date breach, we are sending your employees 2 timely updates about how they may protect their information.

Make sure that your employees know that the following benefits are available to them:  IDShield and LegalShield  Click here to find out more. )

Please also let them know that it is important to open the emails that they receive from us.  We only send information that may be helpful to our employees, and our clients.  As always, if you have concerns or questions, feel free to call us.

The following links will give you the information that your employees will receive from Outstaffing:

http://outstaffing.com/employee/breaches/

http://outstaffing.com/employee/credit-freeze/

Equifax Data Breach: Are you affected?

Image result for fighting hackersFrom the Federal Trade Commission:  If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.

Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people. And they grabbed personal information of people in the UK and Canada too.

There are steps to take to help protect your information from being misused. Visit Equifax’s website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.

To read the full article from the Federal Trade Commission, click here.

 

Getting started with your Home Page

Take a look at your home page. Is your logo there, and if so, is it the logo you prefer? If you don’t have a logo or you aren’t happy with what’s there, send us a logo that you will be happy with. What about social media? Let us know which ones you want to link your business to and which ones that you would like to delete.  Outstaffing is happy to work with you to get a site that you’ll be proud of!

You can email logos and information to debbie@outstaffing.com