What is a PEO?
A professional employer organization (PEO) is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee management tasks, such as employee benefits, payroll and workers' compensation, risk/safety management, and training and development. The PEO does this by hiring a client company's employees, thus becoming their employer of record for tax purposes and insurance purposes. This practice is known as joint employment or co-employment. The PEO becomes the third party administrator. This allows PEO clients to focus on their core competencies to maintain and grow their bottom line.
A PEO provides integrated services to effectively manage critical human resource responsibilities and employer risks for clients. Businesses across the United States have discovered the incredible value of PEOs because we provide:
•Relief from the burden of employment administration
•A wide range of personnel management solutions through a team of professional
•Improved employment practices, compliance and risk management to potentially reduce liabilities
•Access to a wide scope of comprehensive employee benefits packages, allowing clients to be competitive and retain valuable employees in the labor market
•Assistance that improves productivity and profitability for the business that contract with the PEO
For your business, a PEO:
•Provides guidance in human resource, benefits, payroll and risk management.
•Assumes certain responsibilities as an employer such as payroll tax obligations.
•Provides secure access and on-line payroll capabilities.
•Helps manage claims for workers' compensation and state unemployment to lower client risk and costs.
•Delivers access to better benefits.
•Helps with client turnover of key employees and allows clients to recruit better prospective employees.
•Allows clients to focus on bottom line and make their company more profitable.
For your employees, a PEO:
•Provides access to comprehensive benefits which are often not available to the employees-Section 125, Flex Spending, Dental, Vision, Long and Short Term Disability, Life, 401k, etc.
•Delivery of on-time and accurate payroll.
•Employee handbooks, job descriptions and job grades.
•Ability to process claims effectively and responsively.
•Provides on-line access to employees to payroll, benefit personnel data, and other
valuable employee information.
•Employee discount programs.
For the government, a PEO:
•Provides more professional preparation and reporting.
•Accelerates taxes paid to the government.
•Extends access to many benefit offerings to individuals.
•Allows the government to reach out to many businesses through one