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The 2019 percentage method federal income tax withholding tables were issued Dec. 11 by the Internal Revenue Service in Notice 1036.
A final, updated version of Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, was released Dec. 11 by the Internal Revenue Service.
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.
Withholding tables for New York state and the city of Yonkers were released Nov. 30. The tables implement tax rate decreases specified 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.
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.
The Social Security wage base increases for 2019. The 2019 amount exceeded the SSA projection by $600.
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.
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.
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.
While there are many difficulties that small businesses and their owners face every day, perhaps none is as challenging as human resources.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partnering with a professional employer organization (PEO) is one outsourcing option that can help smaller employers overcome their HR issues.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, PrismHR’s 2018 Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) Trends Report took a closer look at PEOs, ASOs, and other HR service providers.
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.
Small employers believe their broker is a vital component of their employee benefits and overall business success. Check out this infographic to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that Extensis specializes in working with clients that operate in certain industries?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Beginning in 2018, AmeriHealth New Jersey has announced that it will be eliminating some of their small group healthcare plans.
One of the largest insurers in the New York small group healthcare market has announced it is eliminating eight plans effective January 1, 2018.
In a highly competitive market, Extensis helps you protect your book of business from other brokers and PEOs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Third in a series of Broker Bulletin articles, sharing survey results and their implication for insurance brokers.
Second in a series of Broker Bulletin articles, sharing survey results and their implication for insurance brokers.
First in a series of Broker Bulletin articles, sharing survey results and their implication for insurance brokers.