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PEO stands for professional employer organization. A PEO is a company that provides comprehensive Benefits, Payroll, Risk Management, and HR services for small and mid-size businesses.

A PEO provides comprehensive HR services for businesses, including payroll, tax administration, HR, benefits, and risk management.

PEOs work with companies in all industries. GMS typically works with small and mid-sized companies.

By outsourcing complex business functions, business owners can offer employees high-quality benefits and can devote more time to growing their business. As a result, a PEO can make your business simpler, safer, and stronger.

When choosing a PEO, you must first assess your business needs to determine how your business can benefit from a PEO. From there, you’ll want to consider the healthcare providers and benefits packages offered by the PEO, perform a PEO background check, and evaluate a PEO’s technology before making a final decision.

Absolutely not. You retain ownership of the company and control over its operations. Quality PEOs will simply help you make more informed business decisions.

Many PEOs charge a fee per employee per month. However, PEOs help you realize significant savings in many of your business functions. In many cases, these savings are more than what a PEO will charge.

Co-employment refers to the relationship between your business, your PEO, and your employees. In a co-employment relationship, you maintain full control of your workforce while handing over administrative function to GMS. As such, you can focus on your core business while GMS experts effectively manage payroll, benefits, and any other administrative efforts that would typically eat up your schedule. Essentially, a co-employment relationship with GMS gives you the tools and HR expertise you need to make the best decisions for your company.

Employee leasing involves supplying new workers to a company, usually on a short-term basis. The business owner “borrows” the labor and does not have control over decisions impacting those workers.

PEOs do not supply labor to worksites. Instead, they enter into a co-employment agreement in which the employer retains full control over employees.

Very common. It is estimated that as many as four million Americans are employed in a PEO arrangement. PEOs operate in all 50 states, and the industry has grown by an annual rate of 7.6 percent, roughly seven percent higher than the compounded annual growth rate of employment from 2008 to 2020. 

GMS benefits administration services offers self and fully funded insurance, HRA, MERP, HAS, COBRA, and more. This scope of services can expand your product base and makes it easier to find policies for your clients. Plus, you can use our economies of scale to secure better rates for your customers, ultimately increasing client satisfaction and retention.

Learn More About PEOs

Check out these free resources from our Education Center to learn more about Professional Employer Organizations and how they can help your business.

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