Q: How can we become more efficient in working with our benefit providers? (401k, medical, work comp, etc)
A: We asked Jeff Woods, VP of Sales for AppleOne Payroll, and he replied "First, ensure you are working with vendors that utilize technology to accept your 401k, Work Comp & Benefit information electronically. Look to an outsourced payroll provider who partners with professional firms. These partnerships will have automated processes behind them to ensure premiums, employee contributions and data are sent timely and accurately. Many of the larger providers do not accommodate their clients. Look to a smaller firm and you will discover that the technology offering will be greatly enhanced as well as the customer service. Running a proactive Human Resources Department should be your goal."