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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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What is a PEO?

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 liability

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