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Tax Season Debt Collection Strategies and Why They Matter

Many retailers make or break their year based on the success of the holiday shopping season. The period between Black Friday and the year’s end represents nearly 50% of some retailers’ annual sales. The same is true of the collection industry during tax time, a period in which IC System’s collections can increase by up Read more…

IC System Volunteers at 25th Annual Rotary Lights

It’s a new tradition for employees of IC System’s office in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to volunteer at the Rotary Lights Display at the local Riverside Park. On Thursday, December 19, a total of 48 employees from IC System’s La Crosse office joined together to volunteer for the event between 4:30 pm and 10 pm. The Read more…

Deal with Collection Accounts Before Holiday Hoopla

The holidays can be stressful and crazily busy. It’s so busy that surviving the holiday season requires an almost endless list of lists. You have shopping lists of who to buy for, where you’re going to do your shopping, what food you’re going to serve, what you’re going to bring to this or that party, Read more…

Hospital Collections Must be More Patient-Friendly Than Ever

The patient experience is priority number one in healthcare today. Every interaction, whether it’s with the hospital staff or in the form of written communication, contributes to how patients evaluate the quality of the care they received. In cases where a patient must be sent for hospital collections on a past-due account, the importance of Read more…

IC System Collects 5,000 Pounds of Food for Local Charity

IC System’s in-house volunteer group, ECHO (Employee Charitable Help Organization), held a contest at our St. Paul home office this year. Throughout November, our office’s three floors competed against one another to determine which level could raise the most non-perishable food items. Referred to in the office as the Turkey Dash, the event brought employees Read more…

What does a collection agency do?

Many businesses use a collection agency to help recover their past-due accounts. But what exactly does a collection agency do? The federal government limits the actions of debt collectors with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Even so, collection companies should perform a few basic services to ensure they’re doing everything possible on your Read more…

IC System Named BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist

The Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota has announced IC System as one of their finalists for the 2019 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The distinguished honor shines a spotlight on businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota that demonstrate “a strong commitment to ethics and integrity in every aspect of their day-to-day operations and Read more…

Helping Health Systems Find Lost Reimbursement & Revenue

There was a story out of Arizona recently about a patient with a hefty bill for healthcare services, and because he couldn’t afford to pay it outright, he was forced to sell his collection of X-Men comic books to resolve the matter. As a former comic book collector, my heart nearly broke. When you read Read more…

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