NAPEO: National Association of Professional Employer Organizations



October 2014
FEATURE
Because almost everything a PEO does for its clients depends on it’s technology infrastructure, this framework must be capable of adapting to technological advances, integrating each and every aspect of the PEO’s operation, and growing with the PEO.
    In developing a framework that can accommodate all of these requirements, PEOs can look to the nautilus for inspiration. The outer shell of this creature is secure, reinforced by its unique inner spiral shape. The elegant and delicate shape of the spiral—an innovative design when it originated hundreds of millions of years ago—was so innovative, in fact, that the nautilus survives in the world’s oceans to this day. The shell has provided a framework for the nautilus to adapt to its environment over its evolutionary history, while the one thing allowing it to survive for eons—it’s shell—remains unchanged.
    The inner chambers of the nautilus, like the inner departments of a PEO, are integrated, flowing smoothly from one to another, seamless and unseen from the outside. As the animal grows, it creates successively larger chambers, moving into each in turn. In the PEO, such a successive framework allows the PEO to keep up with technological developments, facilitate integration, and create a strong foundation that encourages growth.
    Thus is the model for PEO technology, an essential evolutionary element PEOs will always need, regardless of how technology changes, how operations change, and how PEOs grow...

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DEPARTMENTS

legal currents
The Perils of Smart Phones
Laws Catching Up with Rapidly Advancing Technology

Brian M Nugent, Esq.
In this article, I will discuss developing technology-based practices or circumstances that affect employers in a way not anticipated until relatively lately. While there are many areas of the workplace that technology affects, I have settled on a few issues related to smartphones. These technology tools have changed the relationship between employer and employee considerably and demonstrate how tools of technology, although useful and efficient, can intersect with...
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sales
Process Integration
A Gold Standard Value Proposition?

Dave Rettig
If you’re already skeptical about what process integration is all about and how it could be viewed as a PEO value proposition, please read on. Understanding and communicating this concept to a prospective client is guaranteed to distinguish you from the competition. Several years ago, I began to catalogue what I refer to as “gold standard” value propositions. These are value propositions PEOs can bring to business owners that these owners could not otherwise bring to the business themselves. That’s right—the PEO would be the exclusive source. Sound interesting? Let’s take a look at why...
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  COLUMNS

the inside word
Strength, Stability, and Success
Brent R. Tilson
2015 NAPEO Chairperson

As I reflect on the 30th anniversary of our industry, I’m incredibly humbled by the individuals who have given of their time and talent to help us grow into what we have become today. I recall my early years when we would gather together, yellow pads in hand, yearning for all of the information we could gather to understand this new, fascinating industry and the future ahead of us. We were truly in the trenches together in this uncharted world...
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napeo notebook
Industry Momentum Builds with Dynamic Conference and Release of Insightful White Paper
Patrick J. Cleary
Well, I am back safe and sound from NAPEO’s 2014 Annual Conference & Marketplace last month, but apparently my voice has yet to leave Miami—I’m still waiting for it. That’s a sign of a great conference, lots of talking to NAPEO members there. At one time or another, almost 900 people came through the Fontainebleau, the venue for our event. Those who were there can attest to the size of the crowd and to the buzz of energy and optimism about this industry and where it’s headed...
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in memoriam
Ron Villella: FAPEO Lobbyist, 1994 to 2010
A Voice of Consensus

By all accounts, the best qualities a state lobbyist could have all came together in Ron Villella, who served the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations (FAPEO) for 16 years. Ron worked closely with NAPEO members who were active in state government affairs in Florida, many of whom were also active in government affairs in other states and at the national level, and many of them were members of NAPEO’s Board of Directors. Ron died in September after a three-year illness.
    Ron is credited with being involved in every piece of legislation affecting the PEO industry that occurred in Florida during his tenure...

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napeo advisor
Minimum Value Coverage, ‘Micro Bargaining’ Unit, Employment Eligibility, Domestic Violence
Brendan W. Williams, Esq.
Q. Can insurance without hospital coverage meet minimum value standards?
    A. Not really, but it’s complicated. Amidst many errors associated with Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation, there are errors in the federal software used to determine...

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statehouse update
Outcomes of Elections Can Impact PEO Industry
How the Races are Shaping Up

Paul Richman
On Election Day this November, 46 states will be holding elections. There are elections for governor in 36 states, and elections for 6,056 legislative seats in 46 states. These state elections are important for the PEO industry, as over the past 30 years, NAPEO has devoted a great amount of its resources to establish a state regulatory framework to govern the industry in 41 states. Who is elected governor and who is elected a state representative has a significant impact on how the PEO industry will be regulated and conducts business in the years ahead...
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#napeo30
Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Best Practices
Overcoming the Challenges...

Jane McCoggins
As any long-time PEO executive can attest, the industry seems to face an abundance of ever-changing challenges. Those who were around in the early 2000s will vividly remember the looming workers’ compensation (WC) insurance crisis at that time. This crisis came on the heels of a period of rapid industry growth spurred in part by one of the largest stock market bubbles in history, and by the...
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interview
Brent R. Tilson: 2015 NAPEO Chairman of the Board
Making PEOs a Catalytic Mechanism for Success
What is your vision going forward of NAPEO and of the industry?

I envision a day when we have federal certainty, businesses embrace our value proposition, and we are recognized as a catalytic mechanism for success. This is a reality we can achieve with a little hard work and dedication...
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global insights
Five Ways to Improve Education
Thomas J. Donohue
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released its Leaders & Laggards report (http://uscham.com/1vdjdgu) on K–12 education. The data paint a grim picture. Without meaningful reform and sustained improvement, the United States will lose its edge in global competition, put the economy at risk, and consign future generations of Americans to limited opportunities...
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NAPEO Medallion Partners
NAPEO Thanks its 2014 Medallion Partners
Diamond Partners

F.W. Davison and Company         Risk Transfer Programs, LLC         Slavic401k.com        
Platinum Partners

Artex Cedar Hill         Compass Consulting Group, Inc.         Humana         MassMutual Financial Group         McHenry Consulting

Summit Software         ThinkWare Corporation         Transamerica Retirement Solutions
Gold Partners

ALLInsurance Solutions Management, LLC         Avalara         MetLife         PayPlus         Pinnacle Financial Services
Silver Partner

eflexgroup         Fisher & Phillips LLP         Human Resources Mexico, S. de R.L        
Bronze Partners

Capital Alliance Corp.         Comply Right Distribution Services         NetWise Technology

ResourceDirect         SaaShr / A Kronos Company         U. S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc.      

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