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Keeping Promises Since 2015

March 07, 2019
2019 Holiday Payroll Processing Calendar

View the 2019 Holiday Payroll Processing Calendar.

February 15, 2019
New Jersey Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Bill

New Jersey’s hourly minimum wage would rise to $10 on July 1 from $8.85.

February 15, 2019
Michigan’s New Minimum Wage to Take Effect in March

Effective March 29, 2019, Michigan’s hourly minimum wage is to rise to $9.45 from $9.25, and its tipped-worker wage is to rise to $3.59 from $3.52.

February 13, 2019
Help Your Clients Stay Compliant with our Guide to Employment Law eBook

To better assist your clients with their HR compliance needs, download our Guide to Employment Law: Topics Employers Must Know to Stay Compliant.

January 04, 2019
IRS Releases 2019 Percentage Method Withholding Tables

The 2019 percentage method federal income tax withholding tables were issued Dec. 11 by the Internal Revenue Service in Notice 1036.

January 04, 2019
IRS Releases Updated Withholding Form for 2019

A final, updated version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, was released Dec. 11 by the Internal Revenue Service.

December 17, 2018
New Jersey Releases 2019 Employee Unemployment, Other Tax Rates

New Jersey’s unemployment insurance tax rate for employees is to be unchanged for 2019. Employee tax rates for temporary disability insurance and family leave insurance are to decrease.

December 17, 2018
New York Releases 2019 Withholding Tables

Withholding tables for New York state and the city of Yonkers were released Nov. 30. The tables implement tax rate decreases specified for 2019. 

December 17, 2018
IRS Releases Transit, Other Tax-Related Amounts for 2019

Inflation adjustments for several tax provisions for use on 2019 tax returns were released by the IRS. The monthly limit for qualified transportation fringe benefits is to increase.

December 17, 2018
IRS Releases Pension Plan Amounts for 2019

Most pension plan amounts are scheduled to increase for 2019. The contribution limit for employees who participate in Section 401(k) plans is to increase by $500.

December 17, 2018
Social Security Wage Base Increases to $132,900 for 2019

The Social Security wage base increases for 2019. The 2019 amount exceeded the SSA projection by $600.

November 27, 2018
Extensis Voted One of New Jersey’s Top PEOs by NJBIZ Readers

NJBIZ released the results of their Reader Rankings where Extensis was voted one of the top PEOs operating in the state of New Jersey, beating out several large, national PEOs.

November 16, 2018
How Can a Broker-Only PEO Help You Grow and Protect Your Book?

With all the challenges facing brokers, exploring potential partnerships can be a valuable strategy to grow and protect their business. One such solution is a Broker-Only PEO.

October 16, 2018
The Incredible Growth of the PEO Industry (Infographic)

The last decade has been an exciting period for the PEO professionals and the industry as a whole. PEO growth is at an all-time high and is expected to increase even more in the years ahead.

October 05, 2018
7 Common HR Challenges Facing Small Employers Today

While there are many difficulties that small businesses and their owners face every day, perhaps none is as challenging as human resources.

September 20, 2018
Extensis Nominated for Best PEO in New Jersey!

We are happy to announce that Extensis has been nominated for best PEO in NJ and will be included in the NJBIZ 2018 Reader Rankings.

September 05, 2018
Broker Retains Client with a Broker-Only PEO Partnership

Benefits, insurance, and financial brokers face numerous challenges today when it comes to current and potential clients. Perhaps the biggest is the increased competition from other brokers and direct-selling professional employer organizations (PEO).

August 21, 2018
What is a Broker Only PEO and How Can This Partnership Help You?

Not all PEOs are looking to take away current clients as well as prospects. As a matter of fact, a few PEOs exist who partner and work exclusively with brokers. These are called Broker-Only PEOs.

July 25, 2018
10 HR Symptoms That Can Be Cured Through Outsourcing and PEO

For small and medium-sized employers, HR is far more complex and complicated than ever. For this reason, many business owners and their benefits brokers are turning to outsourcing solutions to meet their HR needs.

July 10, 2018
5 PEO Myths and Why They Aren’t True

Despite the popularity of PEOs amongst broker and small businesses, some are still hesitant to partner with them, partly because of these 5 common myths that are attached to PEOs.

July 05, 2018
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Wage Tax Rates

Employers in Philadelphia are to implement reduced withholding of its wage tax from workers in the city starting July 1, 2018, the city's Department of Revenue said June 21.

June 22, 2018
These 4 HR Challenges Can Be Solved with a PEO Solution

Partnering with a professional employer organization (PEO) is one outsourcing option that can help smaller employers overcome their HR issues.

June 11, 2018
Time Savings and Peace of Mind Are the Main Reasons Clients Stick with PEO

Earlier this year, the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) conducted a study that explored both potential and current PEO clients to get a better understanding of their perception, knowledge, and use of PEOs.

May 08, 2018
Survey Shows 94% of PEOs Expect an Increase in WSEs

A few weeks ago, NAPEO released their Quarterly Pulse Survey – Q4 2017, which compared the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2016.

April 04, 2018
Broker Retains Client by Offering A PEO with Total HR Expertise

For a broker, losing a client is a worst-case scenario. Increasing healthcare costs and stiffer competition from national PEOs are making client retention harder than ever.

March 20, 2018
Top 3 Reasons That Win Brokers and PEOs New Business

Recently, PrismHR’s 2018 Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) Trends Report took a closer look at PEOs, ASOs, and other HR service providers.

March 16, 2018
IRS Releases 2018 Form W-4 and Updates Withholding Calculator

The 2018 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, released Feb. 27 by the Internal Revenue Service, applies the same general approach to determining withholding allowances as the 2017 form. The form retains personal allowances for 2018, although personal exemptions were eliminated in the new tax law.

March 07, 2018
Small Employers Say Their Brokers Help Them In a Few Important Ways

Small employers believe their broker is a vital component of their employee benefits and overall business success. Check out this infographic to learn more.

February 15, 2018
Is Your Client a Fit for PEO? Take Our Quick Assessment

Are you a benefits broker or small business owner thinking about a PEO partnership, but aren’t sure if your client or business is a fit? To help with this question, we have put together a quick and easy PEO assessment.

January 30, 2018
NAPEO Survey Shows Continued Growth for PEOs (Infographic)

In early January, NAPEO released the results from their 2017 Q3 survey. We put together this infographic that sums up some of the key findings from this report.

January 23, 2018
Extensis Helps Broker Partner Protect Their Book of Business

With the costs of health insurance and healthcare benefits rising to record highs, many small businesses are struggling to cope with these increased expenses. This story is one that is all too familiar to benefits brokers today. It’s also what happened to a broker who recently partnered with Extensis.

January 09, 2018
Co-Employment vs. Employee Leasing: How Do They Differ?

The relationship between a PEO and its client is called co-employment. While this is where the confusion comes from, co-employment and employee leasing are drastically different.

December 27, 2017
Existing Employee Withholding Allowances to Be Used in New 2018 Guidance

The 2017 Forms W-4 that employees already have filed may be used by employers in conjunction with the new tax law based on upcoming guidance from the Internal Revenue Service, the agency said Dec. 26.

December 12, 2017
SSA Lowers Previously Announced 2018 Wage Base

The Social Security Administration on Nov. 27 lowered the 2018 Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance taxable wage base to $128,400 from $128,700, which was announced Oct. 13.

December 12, 2017
New York Releases 2018 State, Local Withholding Tables

The 2018 withholding tables for New York state, New York City, and Yonkers were released Nov. 21 by the state's Department of Taxation and Finance.

December 07, 2017
CVS-Aetna Deal: What It Means for the Delivery of U.S. Health Care

A recent article on the Harvard Business Review took a closer look at the CVS-Aetna deal and how it might change the future of health care in the United States.

November 29, 2017
A PEO Solution Helped This Broker Meet the Needs of Their Client

A common need for small businesses who seek PEO solutions is an instant infrastructure. This was the case for a marketing company Extensis recently partnered with.

November 13, 2017
Infographic – How Easy is it to Get a PEO Quote for Your Clients?

We put together an infographic which highlights just how quick and easy it is to offer a PEO solution to your clients by partnering with Extensis.

November 07, 2017
These 16 Industries Are Perfect for Extensis’ PEO Solution

Did you know that Extensis specializes in working with clients that operate in certain industries?

November 03, 2017
IRS Issues 2018 Inflation-Adjusted Tax

Each year, the agency publishes inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions. The latest adjustments are to be used on 2018 tax returns filed in 2019.

November 01, 2017
Need A Quick and Easy Quote?

Do you have a challenging renewal? Are you struggling to find clients or prospects unique and innovative renewal solutions? Do you have clients “looking” at their PEO options? 

October 26, 2017
IRS Announces 2018 Pension Plan Adjustments

The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), and most 457 plans in 2018 is to increase to $18,500 from $18,000, the Internal Revenue Service said Oct. 19.

October 17, 2017
Social Security - OASDI Wage Base Increases to $128,700 in 2018

The Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance taxable wage base is to increase to $128,700 in 2018, up from $127,200 in 2017, the Social Security Administration said Oct. 13.

October 05, 2017
AmeriHealth New Jersey to Eliminate Some Small Group Plans

Beginning in 2018, AmeriHealth New Jersey has announced that it will be eliminating some of their small group healthcare plans.

September 28, 2017
One of the Largest NY Small Group Insurers Is Eliminating Eight Plans In 2018

One of the largest insurers in the New York small group healthcare market has announced it is eliminating eight plans effective January 1, 2018.

September 06, 2017
How Well Do You Know Extensis?

In a highly competitive market, Extensis helps you protect your book of business from other brokers and PEOs.

August 22, 2017
Save Your Clients Time and Money with Teladoc

Teladoc provides your clients and their employees enrolled in the Aetna medical plan access to U.S. board-certified physicians any time of the day, any day of the year.

August 10, 2017
Why Local is Better When it Comes to PEOs

Buying local can have significant benefits for your business, especially when it comes to PEOs. Learn how working with Extensis can help protect your book of business.

August 04, 2017
Benefits Matter. Are Your Clients Winning the Talent War?

The war for talent is on and companies are turning to benefit offerings as a way to attract top prospects. By partnering with a PEO like Extensis, you can give your clients – and yourself – an edge.

July 13, 2017
Do your clients love Aetna? Let’s keep them covered.

Aetna has decided to withdraw from the New Jersey Small Employer ACA market in 2018.* Will your clients be affected? Extensis has a solution that allows your clients to retain Aetna as their provider. 

June 29, 2017
3 Questions To Ask Potential PEO Partners

Selecting the right Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to partner with is an important decision. With all the PEOs that exist today, there are many companies to choose from. So how do you go about selecting the right PEO?

June 22, 2017
4 Ways Extensis Stands Out In the PEO Market

The market for PEO companies has undergone significant changes in recent years. According to a report by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), there are between 780 and 980 PEOs in the market today. More than ever before, companies and brokers have many options to choose from when selecting a Professional Employer Organization. However, not all PEOs are created equal.

June 05, 2017
Extensis Among First to Receive CPEO Designation

On June 1, 2017, Extensis was named by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as one of the first-ever PEOs to meet the requirements to become a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO), effective January 1, 2017.

March 15, 2017
PEOs Are Staffing Up to Meet Demand

Third in a series of Broker Bulletin articles, sharing survey results and their implication for insurance brokers.

March 01, 2017
“Best PEO Market in 15 Years”

Second in a series of Broker Bulletin articles, sharing survey results and their implication for insurance brokers.

January 25, 2017
NAPEO Quarterly Pulse Survey

First in a series of Broker Bulletin articles, sharing survey results and their implication for insurance brokers.

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