We have found a niche in solutions for hr outsourcing for our clients. Industry-specific solution providers. Granted most PEO’s or ASO’s would prefer a mix of clients in order to help them manage risk, both from a workers compensation and healthcare benefits standpoint, but there are solutions that make a lot of sense for specific industries.
The main advantage is the exceptional overall industry knowledge that the PEO brings to its client companies. For instance, we have a solution for trucking that not only saves our clients upwards of 20% on their workers compensation insurance, but has the industry knowledge to keep drivers safe and assist its client companies in background checks and safety management programs. Not to mention the expertise in running various payroll types for truckers. Straight pay, commissions, per diem, etc.
We also recommend construction companies (all workers comp codes) to look specifically for providers that have the industry knowledge that not only starts them out at low workers comp rates, but has the expertise to keep their job sites safe. Saving money in the long run.