New Alliance with Viking Underwriters

Viking Underwriters

PEO Pros is proud to announce their appointment with Viking Underwriters, a MGA/wholesaler for property and casualty insurance lines, specializing in workers’ compensation insurance. “PEO Pros has established a known and respected presence in the industry” Viking principal Dale Hanson tells us, “We have worked with them many times in the past and we are […]

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Workers’ Comp Update

Master Workers’ Comp Policies for PEOs and Staffing Companies Workers’ Compensation coverage continues to be a big problem for startup PEOs and staffing companies. In certain states (California, for example), it is nearly impossible to find a carrier willing to take a chance on a startup operation. “The staffing industry is particularly tough.” agent Will […]

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PEO vs. Staffing

What’s The Difference? In many ways, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and an Employee Staffing (Staffing) company are similar, but in fact they live at opposite ends of the HR spectrum. In this article, John Will Tenney of EmployerNomics and PEO Pros explains the history and formation of PEOs and a little of the differences […]

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Where Things Are Going …

No matter what the outcome of the elections in November, change is in the air. Obamacare will change one way or the other. Medical costs are rising. Associated legal costs are also rising. This will affect payroll, payroll taxes, workers’ comp premiums, health premiums, HR issues and no doubt increase employer liability. We heard this […]

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Why Underwriting Standards Change

“But you accepted this risk last year!” How often do underwriters hear that? Often, a risk that was accepted last year is declined this year even though it appears nothing is changed. Sometimes the reverse happens. You’ll hear that something they declined from you last year was just accepted this year, and even worse, through […]

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Somebody Else’s Problem

Somebody Else's Problem

Wouldn’t it be great if employers could make all their employee problems go away? Make them “Somebody Else’s Problem”? We believe that when the Employee Leasing industry chose “PEO” as their new, politically correct moniker, they chose the wrong letters. We think they should call them Employer SEP’s – where the Employee Problems become Somebody […]

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Medical Marijuana

Medical-Marijuana-News

More and more states are legalizing prescription cannabis (for medical use.) This has got people to thinking about how this can affect workers’ comp “Drug Free Workplace” programs. Tuesday November 4th marks a landmark day in Florida as (by early polls) this amendment shows signs of passing by an overwhelming margin. PEO Pros would like […]

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Workers’ Comp in a Hard Market

One of the unforeseen negatives of the Affordable Care Act was increased costs for workers’ compensation insurance, coming both from higher taxes assessed to insurance companies and higher costs of claims. The claims costs are on the rise due to more dependance on workers’ comp vs. traditional health insurance, increased medical costs and the big […]

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Three Myths About PEO Agents

Why does a PEO need an insurance agent for their master workers’ comp policy? What does an agent or agency know that they don’t? Why not just go direct? Cut out the middle man! Doesn’t it cost more money to have an agent involved? Sounds good but in “real life” things don’t work out that […]

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Why Pay as You Go?

Pay As You Go Avoids Shocking Bills

Why is pay as you go workers’ comp insurance the right choice for so many businesses these days? What is Pay as you Go? In this video clip, CEO John Will Tenney was interviewed by a local real estate office and answers a few questions about Pay as you Go Payroll and Taxes, as well […]

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