Employee Benefit Advisor (EBA), the leading online reporter of current benefit news to the broker and advisor community, recognized Insurance Applications Group Inc. (IAG) as the second fastest-growing, large-group brokerage in the US. The list, published on May 13, 2016 in EBA’s online magazine, compares all US brokerages across all industries with $10 million or less in large-group revenue. Backed up by data from business intelligence firm, miEdge, they reported that IAG grew nearly 45% in the large-group market alone during the period 2014-2015.

Insurance Applications Group Inc. serves specific employee benefit market segments with their products: Essential StaffCARE (ESC), the leader in the Staffing Industry vertical, HospitalityCARE (HC) for the hotel and restaurant industry, HealthWrap (HW) to fill the needs of employees with high deductible/high out-of-pocket plans, and unique ACA enrollment and compliance systems for employers in high turnover businesses.

CEO and Founder J. Marshall Dye III was interviewed by the magazine for an article discussing the reasons for IAG’s dramatic growth that will be published in June. When asked what the critical component of his company’s continued acceleration during this critical Affordable Care Act adaptation period was, Dye said “A large part of our success is lending our expertise in technology, application development, and account management processes to brokers, consultants and other strategic and integrated partners to help them succeed in very challenging markets.

Dye continued, “IAG’s interdisciplinary group of executives provide the industry experience to plot conservative ACA compliance strategies, which allows our clients to confidently operate their businesses with prudent selections of fully-insured risk products. Our new technologies coupled with innovative and dynamic approaches benefit both our clients and our firm by producing long lasting relationships.”

This accolade adds to IAG’s growing list of achievements including being recognized by Inc Magazine as an Inc. 5000 fastest growing private company in America for a sixth year, demonstrating remarkably consistent high growth. Additionally, IAG was presented the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) highest award for an equally impressive six years for achieving the greatest success in demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client services.”


Major Medical Rates are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Some promoters of ACA-compliance strategies use the threat of compliance fines to mislead staffing companies into paying more than they have to. They focus your attention on the major medical price, while the bulk of your costs lie under the surface.

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Following dramatic growth in 2014 business from staffing firms urgently seeking ACA-compliant solutions to eliminate penalties, Essential StaffCARE enrolled members surged at a record pace from August to September 2015 with the addition of scores of new staffing clients from across America.

With more than 500 new staffing company clients on-boarded in late 2014, and the introduction of new ACA-compliant plans and technologies in 2015, ESC’s leadership announced that its block of business has increased “significantly” over 2014 levels. 

J. Marshall Dye, CEO of ESC, attributed the growth to the introduction of the new insurance products and ACA enrollment and reporting technologies. New products include the ESC MEC Wellness/Preventive plan that is available with NO employer contribution or minimum participation requirement, and the Fully Insured ESC Bronze Major Medical plan, that is also available to ESC Indemnity groups with NO employer contribution or minimum participation requirement. All ESC products are available to staffing groups without any employer contribution or minimum enrollment.

New enrollment and reporting technology provided by the proprietary ESC Audit Log System (ALS) enables ESC to unbundle elements of its ACA compliance system, including providing a low-cost solution for any group that needs year-end 2015 reporting.

 Over 1,500  staffing companies currently offer ESC employee benefit plans using ESC’s proprietary Staffing Specific Administrative Platform (SSAP). 

“We are averaging over 35 new staffing group contracts per day being processed by our New Business Department,” cited Dye. “A significant number of these companies are adding solutions in the form of our ACA-compliant MEC Wellness/Preventive plans, our fully-insured Major Medical plans, along with the ESC Fixed Indemnity plans designed to fill the gap of high-deductible bronze level coverage.” 

A national sampling of staffing firms recently joining ESC’s growing family include:

  • AllStar Personnel — Tennessee
  • Visium Resources — Florida
  • Texas Staffing Pros — Texas
  • Corporate Temps — Georgia
  • Total Placement Staffing — Texas
  • TPM Staffing — Colorado
  • Signature Staffing — Pennsylvania
  • ACT Personnel Service — Maryland
  • Loehr Staffing — Missouri
  • AAA Personnel — Nevada
  • Inconen Corp. — California
  • Pro Search — Maine
  • Frazee Recruiting Consultants — Louisiana

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