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What is an ASO?


Frequently Asked Questions about PEO and ASO.

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PEO – Professional Employer Organization

What is a PEO?

A PEO is a Professional Employer Organization providing human resource services to mostly small and medium sized businesses. However, businesses of all sizes from 2 employees to thousands of employees can partner with a PEO. By partnering with a PEO, clients are able to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation. Through a PEO, the employees are able to gain access to big-business employee benefits such as: health, dental, life, and other insurance; and other benefits they might not typically receive as employees of a small company. PEO clients can thus focus on their core competencies to maintain and grow their bottom line.

Is a PEO a staffing company?

A PEO is not a staffing company. A staffing company leases its employees to you for a temporary/contractual period of time. A PEO is a co-employment model in which we share the liability for the employee. We enter into an independent employment relationship in order to provide greater access to benefits, help to reduce workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance claims, etc.

Why choose a PEO? What are the benefits of a PEO?

The competition in today’s marketplace for the best and brightest talent can be fierce. With so many options on the table, the temptation to leave a job, even with being highly engaged, is greater than ever. We understand your desire to want to attract and retain top talent to your organization. For that you want a full-service Human Resources partner like Win3 that can deliver HR and payroll expertise, premium benefits, compliance and employee relations guidance, technology and risk mitigation in order to allow you to focus on the strategic growth of your business. According to a recent study by noted economists Laurie Bassi and Dan McMurrer, small businesses that use PEOs grow 7 to 9 percent faster, have 10 to 14 percent lower employee turnover, and are 50 percent less likely to go out of business. Partnering with Win3 will allow you to focus on what you do best, we’ll do the rest.

Will I lose control over my employees if I choose to use a PEO?

PEO’s are designed to complement your in-house Human Resource(s) Team. By partnering with Win3 not only can you focus on your strategic initiatives, you will work with HR experts who can work with you to increase employee engagement and to manage topics such as employee relations, performance management, compliance and more all while managing your company’s risks and responsibilities.

How can a PEO impact my employee retention rate?

Partnering with Win3 allows your company to offer team members top rated benefit programs at low costs, along with the ability to attract top talent. Working with Win3 partners you with highly skilled Human Resource, Payroll and Benefits specialists in order to ensure that your team members are supported and engaged so that everyone can focus on driving your business forward.

Does choosing to utilize a PEO really save an organization money?

According to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) in a 2019 released survey, companies that partnered with a PEO showed a cost savings of an average of 27%.

Is it true that in relinquishing control to a PEO there is less personal feel for the client and employees?

Choosing the right PEO is crucial. At Win3 we view our relationship as a true partnership with every single client. Our philosophy is a Win for the Employee; a Win for you, the Client; and a Win for Us. We offer a high-touch and high-tech approach in everything that we do. We want your employees and you to feel connected and a part of the team, a part of our family, a part of Win3.

Why did I receive a Paystub/paycheck from Win3 when my employer is not Win3?

Win3 partners with your company to provide Human Resource Administration Services which includes payroll processing, benefits administration and other HR Services in order for your company to focus on what it does best.

Why does my W2 say Win3 vs. my employer’s name?

Win3 partners with your company to provide Human Resource Administration Services which includes payroll processing, benefits administration and other HR Services in order for your company to focus on what it does best. If you earned wages from one of these partner companies, you will receive a W2 from Win3.

When will I receive my W2?

All W2’s are postmarked and mailed on or before January 31st each year. You can expect to have them delivered by U.S mail by early February based upon the home mailing address that you have listed in your Employee Portal as of December 15th each year.

ASO – Administrative Service Organization

What is an ASO?

ASO is defined as an Administrative Service Organization. In this business model, clients have the option to outsource certain aspects of their administrative human resources functions such as payroll, tax filing, COBRA Administration, recruitment, etc. to a third party such as Win3. Win3 can assist with not only these administrative/tactical functions but may also assist with regulatory compliance issues as well.

Why Choose an ASO? What are the benefits of an ASO?

When you work with an ASO like Win3, we provide a truly outsourced administrative service as it relates to your organization’s responsibilities to your employees in Payroll and Human Resources. By choosing Win3 as your ASO we can offer you:

  • à la carte services so you pay only for the services that you need
  • You retain functional control over your HR processes
  • Win3 provides administrative and back-office support
  • Win3 has expertise in areas like HR compliance, tax filing, and benefits

Is an ASO a Co-Employment?

No. This is the key difference between an ASO and a PEO. Co-employment is defined as a shared liability between the client and the PEO, Win3. Under an ASO, the services are processed and revolve around your business’s tax id number(s). Thus, there is no co-employment or shared liability when using our shared ASO services and you hold 100% of the liability.

Is an ASO or a PEO better for my Organization?

Both a PEO and an ASO are options for organizations that need to either outsource or need additional human resource support. Both alternatives can help employers navigate the ever-changing compliance burdens. BUT there are some key differences, to make sense of those differences, it helps to get a basic understanding of each service. Both models provide administrative support and regulatory protections. But determining which service model is ultimately best suited for your business depends on the many variables that are unique to each organization. By working with our business development team, we can work with you to determine what works best for your Employees and you.

Win3 Enterprise Services

What is Win3 Enterprise Services?

Win3 Enterprise Services is an IT Managed Service and Managed Security Service Provider.

What is a Managed Service Provider?

A Managed Service Provider is an outside resource that offers full support for your IT environment.

What is a Managed Security Service Provider?

A Managed Security Service Provider offers cybersecurity monitoring and remediation to keep your IT environment safeguarded.

What if I already have an IT staff?

No one understands your business needs better than the employees that work for you. Allow your IT staff to move your business forward by focusing on more strategic projects. Win3 Enterprise Services can become an extension of your existing team, removing tedious everyday tasks, while providing resources and access to innovative technology.

Can Win3 Enterprise Services fit my very specific technology needs, standards and priorities?

One of Win3’s core principals involves mutual success. Understanding and caring about your unique business is a must for our team. Whether you are a production operation using KANBAN, applying 5S efficiencies, a medical operation with sensitive PII and HIPAA concerns, or a multi-region uptime mission critical environment, our diversified and expanding staff have extensive prior experience and a commitment to learn and tailor the correct solution that will work for your organization.

What sized companies would benefit from partnering with Win3 Enterprise Services?

Whether you have 10 employees, or 500, Win3 Enterprise Services can provide a scalable solution that will meet your IT needs.

Our company is a 24×7 operation. Will we have access to help desk after 5 PM?

Win3 Enterprise Services help desk can be available 24 hours a day. Even on holidays!

Do you have the ability to provide on-site support?

The majority of IT issues can be resolved remotely. However, if a remote resolution cannot be achieved a technician will be dispatched to your site.

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