• Important Reminder: PCORI Fees are due July 31, 2017

    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) trust fund fee is a fee on issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans to help fund related medical research.

    Essential StaffCARE has prepared a guide to understanding PCORI fees, which are due by July 31st of each year for the previous tax year. The fee is generally nominal but can be confusing as to how it is calculated and paid. 

    Please review the guide here.
  • As MEC TPAs Fail, ESC is Here to Help

    Over the past few years, we have seen a number of Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) enter the complex and challenging world of the staffing and temporary employment industry. Most administrators have proven to be opportunist with little understanding of the unique needs and concerns of the staffing industry.

    As a result, these TPAs are failing their clients with poor administration of benefits and little or no customer service. Under normal circumstances this would be unacceptable, but in an ACA transitioning world, the impact of a TPAs shortcomings in administration or service can have a devastating effect on your bottom line.

    Recently ESC has been approached by number of staffing groups that are looking to change MEC programs that are being poorly administered by failing TPAs.

    Our experience and innovative spirit has enabled us to build the industry’s only Staffing Specific Administrative Platform (SSAP), and our commitment to our clients’ needs means your employees will experience an easy transition process regardless of future changes to the ACA.

    As the largest provider of health insurance and benefits in the staffing industry, ESC provides over 1,500 staffing clients with unparalleled administrative and customer service.

    If your current plan administrator is letting you down, call us today to learn how ESC’s Staffing Specific Administrative Platform can work for you!

  • New Products for an Evolving Landscape

    With both the House and Senate passing budget reconciliation bills that include significant modifications to key financial elements of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal process has begun (learn more about our latest products here).

    Committees in the House and Senate have been assigned the task of dismantling the specific elements of the ACA that can be affected within the limited authority of Budget Reconciliation.

    The process to repeal and “replace” will be challenging and will take time. (members of congress estimate one to two years to implement significant changes to the ACA).

    During the transition and dismantling of the the ACA, a conservative approach to compliance is advised.

    In 2010, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was taking shape, Essential StaffCARE was helping to educate the staffing industry as to what compliance means and how to do it affordably.

    In the coming months, the health insurance landscape will continue to evolve. Our new portfolio of ESC products, built on our Staffing-Specific Administrative Platform, will continue to lead the industry, ensuring your temporary associates are covered, and your bottom line is protected.

Learn more about the latest updates in health reform and how they affect you.

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