Category Archives: Employee

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,

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


Teladoc to Acquire Best Doctors

Outstaffing is pleased to let you know that Teladoc (The medical component of Call A Doctor Plus) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Best Doctors, the world’s leading expert medical consultation company focused on improving Teledoc Video Conferencinghealth outcomes for the most complex, critical and costly medical issues.

This acquisition is very good news as it will continue to drive future expansion of the Teladoc platform.  Teladoc can now provide better control over their doctor network, which will improve the patient experience, and increase Teladoc’s overall impact.

Further, the depth and breadth of coverage of Teladoc’s network will also expand to include the ability to resolve higher complexity issues ranging from specialists and second opinions to the support of more complex treatment plans.

This latest development is further evidence that Telemedicine is headed in the right direction, and will no doubt become more and more integral to the Healthcare process moving forward.

As always, as we become more aware of this and any other development with Teladoc, we will keep you posted!

Cell Phone Safety

10 Tips to secure your phone

Did you know, at any given time, malicious code infects more than 11.6 million mobile devices? According to the 2014 Ponemon Institute and IBM Security study, 1 billion personal data records were compromised by cyber attacks. And most recently in 2016, Kaspersky Lab detected the following:

  • 8,526,221 malicious installation packages
  • 128,886 mobile banking Trojans
  • 261,214 mobile ransomware Trojans

As smartphones become more central to our daily lives, the data stored on them becomes increasingly sensitive, such as personally identifiable information, credit card details, GPS information, and mobile authentication codes. Here are some best practices to keep your device safe from unauthorized use and avoid unpleasant surprises.

10 Quick & Easy Tips:

  • Secure your phone using a PIN, password, pattern, or fingerprint.
  • Remove/delete unneeded sensitive files from your phone.
  • Enable the built-in encryption feature to encrypt your phone and SD card.
  • Update your operating system and apps.
  • Download apps from trusted stores and review needed access permissions.
  • Install functional antivirus software or a reputable security suite tool.
  • Only use trusted Wi-Fi connections, and turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use.
  • Exercise caution when accessing personal or sensitive information in public areas.
  • Log out of sites and apps after accessing your finances or paying your bills.
  • Use kid/guest modes to prevent your child (or your friend) from accessing private data.

To learn more about protecting your smartphone, click here to visit the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

Get your W-2 online!

Outstaffing W-2’s will be sent out shortly, but if you want yours now, you can download from your Paylocity account anytime! Anytime you need to see or print a check stub you can always login to your Paylocity account! Paylocity gives you management capabilities over many sectors of your payroll! Have you registered yet? Click here to register or to go to your Paylocity account.

Once you are registered, on the dashboard of your Paylocity account, you will see “Pay.” Click on the “more” link and you will see “Tax Forms”. Click that and you will see your W-2’s. Print as many as you need!

If you want to make changes during the year (dependents, tax withholdings, etc.) login to Paylocity and make changes as needed! As always, if you need our assistance, call Outstaffing at (888) 688-7823.

Your Next Doctor’s Visit Could Be FREE!

Have you ever wished you could just skip the doctor visit and just go pick up some medicine for a common illness, like a sinus infection or the flu? NOW YOU CAN! For pennies a day, you and your family can be covered! With Outstaffing’s new concierge service, Call-A-Doctor-Plus, speak to a board certified US physician in minutes and skip the office visit AND the charge for the visit!

Enroll in Call A Doctor Plus

It’s a Mobile World!

Solutions wherever you need them!

mobile-app-144x300We understand that smart devices, like phones and tablets, now dominate the way employees communicate and consume information. Mobile tools that deliver the data and information employees need are no longer revolutionary, they’re necessary. We drive progress by embracing with a mobile-first approach. Outstaffing, partnering with Paylocity, provides dependable and cutting-edge mobility in your hands.

Here are some things you can do right from the Paylocity mobile app:

  1. Punch in and out
  2. View benefits and paychecks
  3. Request time off and receiving push notifications when their manager responds
  4. View time off balances
  5. Manage schedules
 No matter where or when you need to access your Payroll and HR tools, delivery via dynamic mobile-responsive software allows you to get the job done.

Available on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows mobile devices, the Paylocity Mobile App allows our employees to conveniently use our solutions to do their work wherever the job takes them.

This convenient option provides users with secure, 24/7 access to your individual payroll and human resource information no matter your location. Download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

What IS an HSA and is it for me?

HSA stands for Health Savings Accounts. It is a great way to save for out of pocket medical expenses and reduce your taxable income.  Do you qualify?

If you are currently enrolled in a HDHP (high deductible health insurance plan) you can qualify for an HSA if you are on an individual plan with an out-of-pocket maximum of $6,550 and a minimum deductible of $1,300. Family plan out-of-pocket is $13,100 and the minimum deductible is $2,600.

Each year, you decide how much you want to contribute to your HSA. The maximum contribution for 2016 is as follows: For Individual coverage you may contribute up to$3,350 and for Families the amount is $6,750.  This amount can be deducted from your paycheck.

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1. Tax-deductible contributions,
2. Tax-free accumulation of interest and dividends tax-free,and
3. Tax-free distributions for qualified medical expenses.

For example, if you make $40,000 a year, and you contribute $3,000 to a HSA, your taxable income becomes $37,000. And if you make withdrawals for eligible expenses, you don’t pay taxes on that money either!

Another benefit of the Health Savings Account is the fact that you can invest in mutual funds, stocks and other investment tools – so you can grow your money! And unlike other programs, your balance rolls over from year to year – right into retirement!

Got questions, or want to enroll? Call 888-OUTSTAFF  (888-688-7823) today!