To develop a master medical plan for the nation’s health care market, managed services firm Staff One HR of Dallas recently initiated a partnership with Aetna.
"Partnering with Aetna provides our clients with the strength of a leading carrier that is also deeply experienced and committed to the PEO industry," Staff One HR CEO Mark Sinatra said. "We serve clients across the country, so it's important to have a national network that meets the needs of our diverse client base."
The company intends to develop a master medical plan structure with a range of options for low, mid-range and high deductibles.
“The increased cost of health insurance is a central fact in any discussion of health policy and health delivery,” the Washington, D.C.-based National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) said. “Annual premiums reached $18,142 in 2016 for an average family … these cost realities affect employers, both large and small.”
U.S. residents who purchase their 2017 insurance on an exchange or private market plan may even see an increase of 25 percent or more, according to NCSL.
Staff One HR is a PEO (professional employer organization) accredited by ESAC (Employer Services Assurance Corp.), the industry standard of verification. Staff One HR also offers ASO (administrative services only) and recruiting services.
Less than 5 percent of PEOs are ESAC-accredited. PEOs partner with businesses by offering HR outsourcing services to help manage a company's human resources, employee benefits, regulatory compliance and payroll outsourcing.