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PEO: Better Employee Health Option?

The idea of starting and running your own business can be exciting. New innovations and ideas propelling sales and brand recognition are all part of the fun.

But not everything is fun for small business owners. As health insurance laws changed with the Affordable Care Act, many small and midsized business owners found themselves against the financial ropes, fearing closure due to new demands for employee health care.

As needs grow, solutions evolve. The Professional Employer Organization (PEO) took center stage, offering a better way for small business owners to deal with the health insurance burden (and a few other human resource tasks business leaders typically hate). But is the PEO a better health option for all small and mid-sized businesses?

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Why use a PEO Broker?

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.


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How a PEO can help you with Human Resources

Human Resources can make or break your company - in my opinion; HR sets the tone and culture of your company. Getting your product/service, business model, and HR right, in the beginning, are vital to your business’s survival. Over the years, I’ve seen companies that had incredible products/services be sidelined because their HR was reactive instead of proactive and I’ve seen businesses that were slow to start but had a solid HR infrastructure thrive. 

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How a PEO can help Small Businesses with Workers’ Compensation

Many things in life are necessary evils, be it taxes, the DMV, the Dentist and Workers’ Compensation Insurance falls in there. Workers’ Comp is required if you have employees and protects you and them in the event of well an accident. Some industries are more prone to accidents while others rarely will see any, but regardless all businesses large and small must have Workers’ Compensation Insurance coverage. 

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