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Taking Steps to Prevent Summer Workplace Injuries

by Tom SbertoliJuly 28, 2016 8:00 AM

Summer days make for more than just fun in the sun. Summer weather leads to a spike in outdoor jobs, hotter conditions, and workplace injuries. While these issues are a year-long concern, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the rate of workplace injuries increases during the summer season

More injuries mean more workers’ compensation claims, and more claims mean that your company will have to pay a higher workers’ compensation rate. However, business owners can take steps to help lower workers’ compensation rates by employing loss prevention strategies that can help reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace. 

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The Benefits of the GMS Mobile App

by Tim AustinJuly 26, 2016 8:00 AM

Accessing all of your benefits information used to be a pain. Even if you had all of your documents and details organized nicely in a folder, you still wouldn’t be able to access it if you were outside of your home or office. That’s why GMS made it possible to have total access to your health plan no matter where you are.

The GMS Mobile Benefits App for the self-insured plan option allows business owners and their employees to see all of their health plan information on their phone. GMS customers can simply download the app and set-up their account and see info on their eligibility, deductibles, claims, and applicable links to their network and other benefits information. Here’s how the GMS Mobile Benefits App saves you from future hassles.

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The Benefits of 24/7 Telemedicine Services

by Tim AustinJuly 21, 2016 8:00 AM

Illnesses and injuries don’t have hours of operation, but your local doctors’ office usually does. However, a closed office doesn’t mean that you and your employees can’t get good medical advice. 

Group Management Services helps businesses receive quick, convenient access to medical professionals and information through Telemedicine services through PSC Healthcare. Here’s how Telemedicine can help your company.

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Intern Life at GMS

by Alexis LevyJuly 19, 2016 8:00 AM

You always hear intern horror stories of Randy the errand runner, Carlin the coffee-getter, solitude Sally, bossy Becky, moody Mandy, lazy Larry, and sob story Serena. But not many have heard or met supportive and studious Sara, reliable and radiant Rafael, or ambitious and adaptable Alexis. 

We are the three interns here at GMS. As a PEO, GMS is not like most companies. A PEO… what is that? Not many have heard of a professional employer organization because it’s unique to the business world, special in a sense that it helps small to mid-size businesses save time and money.

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How I Went from Pumping Gas to a GMS Internship

by Rafael CalzadaJuly 14, 2016 8:00 AM

I’ve never worked in an office before. For so many summers, all I did was work the typical jobs you’d expect from a kid in high school. Swim clubs, gas stations; my summers were reminiscent of Dante’s life from the 1994 movie Clerks, complete with me saying more than just once or twice, “I’m not even supposed to be here today!”  

I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania, but was born in Cleveland. Upon graduation, I took a note from LeBron and decided to come home. I’m currently going into my senior year at Cleveland State, and this summer I decided to change things. I figured it was time to leave the lifeguard stands and gas pumps behind in Smallville and get myself an office internship. That’s how I found GMS.

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Top 5 Reasons to Intern at GMS

by Sara ScacchiJuly 12, 2016 8:00 AM

Group Management Services is a Professional Employer Organization founded by Mike Kahoe in 1996. This summer I was fortunate enough to be one of three interns at the GMS National Headquarters in Richfield, Ohio. 

I absolutely love my job, and if you were to step into our office you’d find 90-plus people that would say the exact same thing! Here are the top five reasons I’m having the best summer ever, and why you would too, at GMS:

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The Benefits of a PEO: Supplemental Insurance Plans

by Tim AustinJune 27, 2016 8:00 AM

A little extra protection can go a long way toward making your employees happy. Traditional group health plans are a great start for many of your employees, but some members of your team or potential recruits may need additional coverage.

Supplemental insurance plans allow business owners to attract and retain talented employees through additional coverage. A Professional Employer Organization can provide you with extra insurance options to benefit both you and your employees. 

GMS can help keep and attract talented employees with supplemental insurance plans for businesses.

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The Benefits of a PEO: 401(k) Plans and Profit Sharing

by Tim AustinJune 20, 2016 8:00 AM

When you’re a business owner, a 401(k) or profit sharing plan is a must to help attract and retain great employees.

While you may be the owner of a company, you’re likely not an expert on the legal responsibilities of offering these plans to your employees. Most business owners are too focused on running their company to provide an adequate amount of attention on benefits administration.

Your benefits don’t have to be a hassle. A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can step in and cut costs, save time, and offer customizable plans for your company.

GMS can help business owners offer appealing 401(k) and profit sharing plans.

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The Benefits of a PEO: Better Group Health Coverage

by Tim AustinJune 13, 2016 8:00 AM

As a business owner, it makes sense to offer great healthcare benefits to your employees. Unfortunately, health care premiums don’t always come cheap, so it can be difficult to find a group health plan that provides you with plenty of bang for your buck.

That’s where a Professional Employer Organization can provide some assistance. Partnering with a PEO can help you offer premier group health insurance coverage without you having to break the bank. Here’s how a PEO can help you get better group health coverage.

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OSHA’s New Rule

by Andrew SzczesniakJune 2, 2016 8:00 AM

Whether you’re an employer who runs a pretty safe workplace or you’re one with more than its fair share of worker’s comp claims, the Department of Labor has some new rules for you to “nudge” you in the proper direction.

Under a new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there is an effort to modernize its data collection and create a new database for investors and workers alike to learn about how safe a company is. Not a bad idea, but one that leans heavily on small business’ HR departments. 

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