Why We Love PEO This Valentine’s Day

Why We Love PEO This Valentine’s Day

We already love Professional Employer Organization (PEO)– our clients do too.  Today we’re counting down our top 5 reasons why we love PEO:   Top 5 Reasons Why We Love PEO

1.National Capabilities:

It ensures your compliance with local and federal laws, even if your business has locations in different states. Access to a national provider healthcare plan, not single state carriers

2. Liability Protections:

Some liability moves to the PEO service instead of your company.

3. It saves you money on HR staff.

Being part of a PEO gives you a clear cut idea of what your costs are going to be year in and year out. The PEOs work tirelessly to keep their insurance renewals down, so their clients won’t leave. Every year they work with the insurance carriers to introduce new plans and ways to reduce the costs of insurance to their clients. This gives you the ability to forecast and know precisely what your costs will be.

4.  Technologies:

Online HR resources for self service issues  Ability for employees to make personal changes on their own, online. Ability to track PTO (paid-time off).

 5. One Vendor:

It streamlines HR tasks like payroll, taxes, employee benefits, worker’s compensation, 401K and HR administrative tasks.

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PEO White Papers: The PEO Industry Footprint in 2021

PEO White Papers: The PEO Industry Footprint in 2021

PEO White Papers: The PEO Industry Footprint in 2021

Professional employer organizations (PEOs) provide comprehensive HR solutions for small and mid-sized businesses by supplying them with a broad array of cost-effective HR offerings and expertise. This enables PEO clients to concentrate on growing their businesses while offering superior benefits and HR practices to their employees. Research in our previous white papers has shown multiple positive effects from these services: PEO clients enjoy a better chance of survival, higher growth rates, lower employee turnover, higher employee satisfaction, and they fared better during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KEY FINDINGS:

NAPEO’s White Paper series aims to help the general public and small business owners better understand the economic impact and value of the PEO industry and the ways working with a PEO can help businesses grow and thrive.

Our white papers have shown that:

  • Businesses in a PEO arrangement grow 7-9 percent faster, have 10-14 percent lower turnover, and are 50 percent less likely to go out of business.

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  • PEOs are able to offer a broad array of HR services at a lower cost and offer access to retirement plans to small businesses that may not otherwise sponsor them.
  • PEOs provide services to 175,000 small and mid-sized businesses, employing 3.7 million people.
  • There are 907 PEOs in the United States.
  • The total employment represented by the PEO industry is roughly the same as the combined number of employees for Walmart (United States only), Amazon, IBM, FedEx, Starbucks, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Apple, and Google.
  • The PEO industry’s 175,000 clients represent 15 percent of all employers with 10 to 99 employees.
  • Administrative costs are around $450 lower per employee for businesses that use a PEO.

 

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PEO Pros and Cons

PEO Pros and Cons

When choosing the right PEO, especially when it comes to human resource management, you should ensure that they offer basic HR services like benefits, payroll, and compliance.

Pros of PEO

1. Flexible, scalable:

Bundled HR solution covers you as you grow.  i.e. Compliance changes based on # of employees. The HR Platform can handle 10 as well as 200 employees. The benefits scale up as you do. You are able to include value-added services as you grow.

2. Access to “Big-Company” infrastructure and benefits

  • More health care benefit options for employees and their families mean:
    • Attract high caliber talent in your industry
    • Retain your best employees
  • 401(k) and retirement planning 
  • Top-rated voluntary benefits and discount programs
  • HR technology platform for administering benefit plans

3.  Access to HR expertise

  • Support for payroll and employee needs.
  • HR and Human Capital consultants.
    • Benefits administration
    • Employee issues
    • Strategic HR planning:  Interview Traning and Permanence Management Reviews, etc. 
  • Ensure HR compliance with local, state and federal laws.

4. Shifting and sharing of liability

  • Workplace safety
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Employer Practices Liability Insurance
  • Affordable Care Act compliance
  • COVID and New regulations

5. Value

  • Time Saver:  You get back valuable time from doing redundancies. The average PEO client saves 10 hrs/month. 
  • Benefits Savings:  The average client saves 15-40% on medical benefits alone.   The national networks and robust benefits are also value-added. 
  • Savings on Workmans Comp. 
    • PEO’s are pay as you go WC. This means if you downsized in light of COVID you receive an adjusted lower rate the following month and not end of the year. 
    • PEO’s may be able to place hard to write Workmans Comp. Ex: Construction Industry
  • State Unemployment:  Since you are sharing in a larger company’s SUTA rate the rates are generally lower with lower fluctuations. If during COVID a company had high turnover their SUTA rate can jump much higher than a PEO. 

 PEO Cons

1. Wrong PEO Selecting a PEO for the wrong reason(s): should be considered a long-term strategy, not a short-term fix.  Some PEOs may charge a percentage of salary instead of a clear per employee per month cost.  

2. Employers fear the loss of controEven though you will still be running your small business and making day to day decisions, the PEO will become the co-employer of your staff.  PEOs do NOT have control over your salary. You control who you hire/fire.  You decide on benefits eligibility waiting periods, plan selections, and employer contributions. The PEOs deal with HR responsibilities and risks, saving you countless hours and many headaches, but do not take away your independence.

3  System limitations   Because the PEO is a business as well, and has to meet it’s own deadlines, they may request certain payments upfront. This may mean a fundamental shift in your cash flow because there will be consequences for being a week late with your payroll taxes.

4. It is NOT for every small business depending on your industry and demographics you may or may not be the right for a PEO. While the vast majority of clients are indeed enjoying benefits savings for some groups the costs may be even higher than small group health insurance. Addiotnaly, some companies can develop above-average very high risk and become too much of a liability burden for the PEO and the client can be moved to a higher risk category. The very advantage of a PEO can make it a disadvantage – they can underwrite.  

Summary

Before you consider hiring a Professional Employment Organization, you should first find out what is a PEO so that you can know exactly what to expect from it. With the right PEO, you will be able to manage your businesses’ demand for growth and your employees as well. 

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6 Advantages of a PEO during COVID-19

6 Advantages of a PEO during COVID-19

6 Advantages of a PEO during COVID-19

As COVID-19 unfolds, the importance of a PEO for a Small Business becomes evident. How can you protect your employees while also managing costs?  Here are examples of how our PEO clients have benefited.

 1. Rapid Law Changes

With recent CARES Act and FFCRA(Families First Coronavirus Response Act) to help struggling businesses, overwhelming info and regulations have mounted for the small business owner. Who is eligible for benefits? Tax credits? Furloughs and COBRA? Is their business Essential? Paid Sick Leave eligibility and additional tax credit entitlement?

PEOs provide a full team of experts who anxiously awaited the legislation, final rulings, and updates on all the Acts. They spend countless hours diving into legal jargon to answer business owners’ questions. Then, PEOs work alongside organizations to implement processes that assist in keeping the business compliant. They also help employees through the difficult time, with the livelihood of the business always in mind.

2. PEOs help with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through the CARES Act

Lenders are asking for historical payroll data and tax reports quickly produced by a PEO’s HRIS System. Many small businesses without HR help find these systems financially draining. Example: Needed 940/941 reporting is issued which can be sent to SBA Lender.  Also, several leading  PEO’s have supported clients with NYS Shared Loans Program.

Working with clients to understand options.

 3. Payroll Burden

Payroll administration is now a nightmare. Tracking the FFCRA emergency sick leave and expanded FMLA separately from regular sick and FMLA leave has thrown a wrench in many payroll processors’ systems. Add on any furloughed or terminated employee reporting and tracking, and now the job has doubled.

Instead, our PEO Clientsy are spending their time on mission-critical work that could make or break the business. Additionally, their payroll is processed by professionals who have the time and expertise to know the nuances of payroll and payroll tax laws with back up teams of professionals in place.

 4. Staffing Needs – On-Boarding and Terminations 

A minimum 75% of PPP loans must be spent on staffing costs.  Companies that had previously furloughed or terminated employees find they need to hire employees back. This comes with additional paperwork and many employee questions, such as whether benefits wait periods start over. 

Conversely, when businesses do need to furlough or terminate employees, the PEO is a great guide for compliance. The layoff process, COBRA,  paperwork including givernement reporting are supported. 

5. HR Excellence

Partnering with a PEO is much like gaining access to a full-service HR division, with a team of HR experts who are up-to-date with new and changing employment laws and able to identify ways to streamline your HR.

According to a report conducted by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), PEOs provide access to more HR services at a cost that is close to $450 lower per employee, compared to companies that manage their HR services in-house. 

 Studies show that businesses in a PEO arrangement grow 7-9 percent faster, have 10-14 percent lower turnover, and are 50 percent less likely to go out of business.

 6. Affordable and Better Benefits

By joining a large group risk-pool a a PEO can help employers gain access to high quality employee benefits, such as health insurance options with stable and affordable rates. Due to costs, small businesses often find high-quality employee benefits out of reach.  The savings on health insurance alone can pay for the PEO itself.  

If you’re interested in hearing more about the advantages of partnering with a PEO, we’d love to talk to you. Fill out the form below or email info@medicalsolutionscorp.com for a FREE Consultation Today!

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ROI of a PEO 2019

ROI of a PEO 2019

The ROI on a PEO is 27.2% according to a new 2019 study released today by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) .

The new report focused solely on costs and calculated savings for PEO clients in five HR-related areas:

  • HR personnel costs
  • Health benefits
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Unemployment insurance (UI)
  • Other external expenditures in areas related directly to HR services (payroll, benefits, etc.)

An annual per employee savings of $1,775 is reached according to the study. Notable findings are lower employee turnover, higher rates of both employee and revenue growth, and enhanced employee benefit offerings.

PEOs provide HR, payroll, benefits, workers’ comp, and regulatory compliance assistance to small and mid-sized companies. By providing these services, PEOs help businesses improve productivity, increase profitability, and focus on their core mission. Through PEOs, the employees of small businesses gain access to employee benefits such as 401(k) plans; health, dental, life, and other insurance; dependent care; and other benefits typically provided by large companies. A copy of the full study is available here.    

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7 Ways Small Businesses Benefit from a PEO

7 Ways Small Businesses Benefit from a PEO

The number of small and medium-sized employers using professional employer organizations (PEO) continues to increase each year. Often, it is thought that the growth of the PEO industry is due mainly to the benefits business owners see from this partnership. However, owners aren’t the only ones who gain from working with a PEO. 

Small business employees, too, stand to benefit from the services and solutions offered by PEOs today. Let’s take a look at a few examples of the positive outcomes that small business workers see when their employer works with a PEO.

1. Better Benefits 

One of the most well-known advantages to using a PEO is gaining improved, modern benefits and perks. And while better benefits help employers retain and recruit talent, these enhanced perks often provide even greater for employees.

When working with a PEO, employees are given access to a wide-variety of personalized benefits, including:

  • Health insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Voluntary benefits (pet insurance, identity theft protection, financial and legal programs, telehealth programs, etc.)
  • Complimentary benefits (discount programs, employee assistance programs, etc.)

By having solid HR policies, a comprehensive benefit package, and employee perks, you are able to create a safe and happy workplace that helps you attract quality employees and retain them to reduce the cost of turnover.

2. Workers’ Compensation Savings

Over the last few years, the workers’ compensation market has gotten a lot tougher for business owners. PEOs help businesses secure competitive rates for workers’ compensation insurance. That can sometimes be challenging for start-up companies, companies with past losses or those with high-risk jobs. PEOs have flexible workers’ compensation programs with more affordable rates than stand-alone policies and staff who help manage the cost of claims, coordinate return-to-work programs and recommend safety training

In most cases, it will be a more cost effective option than the traditional market can offer. We can also include Employment Practices Liability insurance which covers lawsuits arising from wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Issues that are becoming more common in today’s workplace. 

3. Solve HR Issues  

Federal, state and local regulations related to HR are more voluminous and complex than ever. Most businesses don’t have the staff for the in-depth subject matter expertise needed to adequately navigate wage and hour regulations and ensure compliance with the full range of employment and tax laws. When small and mid-sized businesses work with a PEO, they get a team of compliance experts who stay current with all the rules and regulations that apply to employers. 

A PEO also helps manage HR risk by helping clients:

  • Create an employee handbook to include anti-discrimination and harassment policies
  • Familiarize themselves with wage and hour laws
  • Pay employees in accordance with the law
  • Pay employees in a timely manner 

4. Compliance Relief 

PEOs are responsible for staying up-to-date on the latest federal and state labor laws and  regulations. This not only saves you time, but also the frustration that comes with trying to make sense of and implement many of these changes. 

By staying up-to-date on these changes, you can avoid hefty fines and disgruntled employees.

5. Modern HR Tech

 This desire for modern technology has also become an expectation for HR tasks that employees are asked to perform, such as requesting PTO, going through benefit enrollment, and submitted their hours.

The majority of PEOs offer their clients the kind of HR tech that employees want and need. Some even have mobile apps that make tasks as simple as possible for employees!

And most PEOs, through their HR technology, can offer small business employees learning and development programs and software that much larger organizations use.

A great HRIS System is fundamental today. By meeting employee expectations, employers help boost the happiness and ultimately retention of their workforce.

6. Employee Happiness

 Enhanced benefits, robust learning and development programs, and easy-to-use, modern technology all help to boost the employee experience.

 For employees, increased happiness makes their connection to their work and employer greater. And for employers, happy employees mean improved productivity and lesser chance of turnover – studies from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) have shown that PEOs help their clients reduce turnover by 10% to 14%.

 A happier workplace and workforce are good outcomes for everyone and working with a PEO can help achieve these goals!

7. Competitive Business and Personal PEO Insurance Quotes 

360PEO can also provide competitive quotes on all of your personal insurance needs. We work with several industry partners to help clients find coverage for many commercial lines of insurance, such as Group Long Term Care Insurance, Executive Benefits, General Liability, Property, and Commercial Auto.

 We also offer personal lines insurance such as renter’s policies, home insurance, and life insurance.  

 

Learn how our PEO Partnership can help your group please contact us at info@360peo.com or (855)667-4621.

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