Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) takes all or some human resources tasks and hires a third-party source to administer it. An HRO might be contracted to conduct payroll and the subsequent taxes associated with it. It could also handle all employee benefits. Unlike a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), the HRO is usually an a la carte service provider, handling what a company needs instead of bundling all services.Read More
A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a company that serves as a human resources partner for businesses that want to outsource the tasks and reduce costs. To legally administer many of the roles, the PEO becomes a joint-employer through employee leasing, meaning that they are the employer of record. This gives the PEO both the ability to manage employees and shared liabilityRead More
Let’s assume for a second that you're not an expert at health insurance. You probably wouldn't be able to explain the difference between a HMO, an EPO, a POS, a PPO, and an HDHP.
If this doesn't sound familiar, it's because you had better things to do since the last time you worried about insurance. But now you're deciding which insurance plans you want to offer your employees and acronyms are popping up everywhere. This handy reference guide will help make sense of the insurance literature you've been going through.
First off, if you're scratching your head at the word "PEO," head over here first. This article is a must-read too, but it'll more helpful once you've learned about how a PEO can help boost your business' profitability while saving you weeks of time each year.
Are you in a PEO now? Were you once in a PEO? Read the above article or already know about PEOs? Then you know the advantages that they can bring. But here's why you should never go PEO-hunting without a broker again.
If you're currently in a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), you've probably wondered if you should have played the field a little more. PEOs are guilty of relying on the complexity of their set-up to obscure costs and keep you from being as well-informed a customer as you might for other services like an accountant or a software vendor.
But "difficult to tell" doesn't mean unknowable. Read on to find out how to do your due diligence with any PEO.