Things to Consider When Choosing a PEO

Saving you time

As a business owner, keeping up with employment details can be complicated and time consuming. A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) eliminates a major portion of employer-related paperwork as well as the time it takes to shop around for the best benefits package. A PEO can assist in reducing client company liabilities by assuming and/or sharing some of the responsibilities of being an employer. To decide if the PEO you are seeking to partner with is right for you, it’s important to do your homework, and it's much easier than trigonometry (unless that’s your thing).


Here are questions you’ll want to ask:


Is the PEO licensed in your state(s)?

Pay Plus Benefits is currently licensed and servicing clients nationwide. Whether your company is operating in one or multiple states, our expert staff can help you meet state and federal requirements.


Is the PEO a member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)?

Pay Plus Benefits is a long-time active member of NAPEO, a recognized voice of the PEO industry, providing education, government affairs support, and business resources to promote and facilitate the growth of member firms.


How long has the PEO been in business?

Pay Plus Benefits was established in 1990 as a service responding to the unique needs of small to medium-sized businesses. We provide solutions to businesses nationwide.


Will the PEO provide you with client references?

We are happy to provide you with a list of our most current references. In addition to seeking feedback about their experience with our staff, be sure to inquire about the online resources we provide. These resources have helped many companies in many different industries operate more efficiently and effectively, and we know it’s important to hire a PEO who already understands your area of business. For a current list of references, please contact Business Development at


Does the PEO offer a customized benefits program?

Besides assuming responsibility for processing payroll, Pay Plus Benefits administers a competitive group benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, flex benefits, and a cost-effective 401(k) plan. As an employer, you are given the flexibility of designing the program best suited to your workforce’s needs.


Does the PEO offer an online web portal?

Pay Plus Benefits understands the best way to manage your business is to have accurate, up-to-date information about your employees at your fingertips. We provide all of our clients with an advanced web portal that allows you, your managers, and even employees access to the information you need 24/7. This portal provides secure, permission-based access to information such as reports and invoices, management of employee file information, time entry, web-based report distribution, and assistance with personnel changes.



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