The American Staffing Association President and CEO Richard Wahlquist, in an open letter to the staffing industry, invited industry executives and business leaders to join him at Staffing Law April 27-29, 2015 in Washington D.C. Included in his highlights that attendees should expect was the unveiling of Essential StaffCARE’s new ACA-Compliant Bronze Plan.
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.
Essential StaffCARE’s new fully-insured, ACA-Compliant Bronze Plan, designed to replace the Minimum Value Plan grandfathered through 2015, will debut in late Spring 2015 at Staffing Law.
Replacing the Minimum Value Plan that is grandfathered through 2015, the ESC Bronze is true major medical coverage with full in-patient hospitalization benefits, along with many other features designed to ensure ACA compliance. Following ASA’s Staffing Law Conference next month, you can expect:
- Proposal packages with full details on the ESC Bronze plan roll-out
- Updates to our industry-leading MEC and Indemnity products
- Enhanced administrative and compliance tools, and
- Leading edge technological advances to make your life easier and your business more profitable.
Thanks to your support and confidence, we’re pleased that ESC has again been recognized with the top 2014 performance awards by the insurance and staffing industries for exceptional professional knowledge and outstanding client service:
- The NAHU Soaring Eagle Award – the National Association of Health Underwriters’ highest honor in health insurance
- MDRT’s Top of the Table Award – the highest honor in life insurance from the premier association of financial professionals
- 500/5000 Honor Roll – five-time honoree among America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
- ASA Corporate Partner – for over a decade, ESC has been an ASA partner at the highest level, helping to advance the interests and needs of the Staffing Industry.
Today, the only certainty in our shared industry is one of constant, almost revolutionary change. Thank you for your partnership and support in 2014. We look forward to serving you long into the future – and making 2015 your best year ever.
About Essential StaffCARE
Essential StaffCARE is the leading provider of ACA-compliant health plan 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.