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How PEO Health Insurance Saves Time And Money

How PEO Health Insurance Saves Time And Money

Although many small businesses are willing to provide comprehensive health benefits for their employees, the venture is costly. Employers get better rates when they have more employees to insure. Larger firms, such as Fortune 500 companies, can offer better employee benefits due to economies of scale.  

On the other hand, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) pay more for the same offerings.  

SMBs must compete with the health benefits offered to Fortune 500 companies; in most cases, the outcome does not favor them.   

Getting health insurance from a professional employer organization (PEO) allows your employees to access Fortune 500-level health plans at a lower cost than would be possible if they purchased insurance by themselves. The article below will answer the question of what PEO is as well as the benefits of PEO health insurance.  


A professional employer organization is a comprehensive outsourced HR service. These services include providing health benefits, workers' compensation coverage, and regulatory compliance.  

A PEO can handle other outsourced functions, including payroll processing and retirement plans. To access the benefits offered by a PEO, an employer needs to share certain employment responsibilities with the employer. 


A co-employment agreement is a partnership with a PEO. By signing the agreement, a PEO acts as the employer of record for your employees concerning legal and financial matters. A co-employment agreement with a PEO gives the business access to better insurance benefits for less. Under the partnership, a PEO bargains for better employee benefits while the business owner employs the workforce and handles all day-to-day decision-making.  


When you partner with a PEO, you will experience the advantage of providing better health benefits to employees at affordable costs.  

It can be daunting for SMBs to obtain quality health insurance for their employees. 

The challenge is that insurance companies look at each business as its own ecosystem. Insurance carriers charge relatively higher premiums when businesses have fewer employees to offset the potential risk.  

However, with PEO co-employment, thousands of employees are grouped and have a higher purchasing power to acquire affordable premiums.   

Employees can access PEO's health when a business partners with a PEO. Offering health insurance to employees through PEOs ensures quality and cost-effective insurance options are available. PEOs offer SMBs a similar buying power that Fortune 500 firms have, and your employees can access health benefits usually reserved for Fortune 500 companies.  


PEOs are a great resource to offload administration tasks related to acquiring health insurance. Partnering with PEOs allows business owners to free time for revenue-generating tasks. Managing health benefits can be very time-consuming in the early stages of a business, and the business owners may not be well-versed in the arena. 

A PEO is responsible for building a relationship with your insurance broker, negotiating for lower health insurance premiums, and giving detailed information for you to make informed decisions. They will also help in handling administrative paperwork, processing, and dealing with the burden of providing benefits.  

Hiring PEO means business owners can handle other essential tasks like business growth with the peace of mind knowing that a team of HR experts is supporting the company.   

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