Essential StaffCARE’s new fully-insured, ACA-Compliant Bronze Plan — designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the Staffing Industry — will be introduced at Staffing Law 2015 April 28-29.
The highly anticipated plan will initially be made available to “current Essential StaffCARE (ESC) customers to ensure there is appropriate time for them to replace first generation MV plans that have been grandfathered through 2015,” according to J. Marshall Dye, ESC President and CEO. “It will also allow them additional time to explore ESC’s enhanced technology and administrative solutions that will ensure ACA compliance, automate benefit offerings and expand customer support.”
The new ESC Bronze is a fully insured, true major medical plan with unlimited in-patient hospitalization benefits. The plan includes all ACA-mandated benefits to ensure compliance for participating companies. The new ESC Bronze plan has no minimum employee participation requirements.
“2014 was a challenging year for us all with changing ACA regulations and last-minute HHS pronouncements,” added Dye, who noted that ESC had added more than 500 new staffing company clients in 2014 with most coming online in the last 8 weeks of the year as those firms turned to ESC for help. “The flood of new ESC clients in such a compressed period stressed our new group on-boarding process and service teams. These groups have now been absorbed into our Staffing Specific Administrative Platform (SSAP) and service metrics are quickly returning to normal.” ESC reported the addition of over 80,000 new enrolled members during the first month of 2015.
“We’re excited to launch ESC’s ACA-compliant Bronze plan, along with enhancements to our MEC and Fixed Indemnity coverages,” said Dye. “We will share our new E-enrollment and Audit Log technologies and introduce an expanded client support team at Staffing Law. Our long-standing partnership with the American Staffing Association and the unwavering support of Blue Cross Blue Shield enables us to bring this essential product to the Staffing Industry. We look forward to helping ESC customers fully comply with ACA requirements and maintain their competitive edge.”
About Essential StaffCARE
Essential StaffCARE is the largest provider of ACA-compliant health plans and supplemental employee benefits to the Staffing Industry. Serving over 1,500 staffing company clients and enrolling over 750,000 temporary employees annually, ESC offers ACA-compliant MEC plans, fully insured Major Medical plans, supplemental Fixed Indemnity plans, and comprehensive audit and enrollment technology solutions. ESC is an American Staffing Association (ASA) Industry Partner, and an award-winning member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). Visit us at www.EssentialStaffCARE.com or email [email protected] for more details.