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When our company was a startup, as the founder, I managed benefits, HR, personnel support, finance…the chief cook and bottle washer syndrome. As we grew, I was surprised at how much benefits management requirements expanded.

The demands on our time came from competitive shopping medical benefits, workers comp benefits, short-term and long-term disability and 401k benefits, among others. Before we knew it we had 3 vendors to manage on different payment schedules with different filing requirements. And just because we aspired to be a paperless office, that didn’t stop the ‘documentation requirements’ for distributing safe harbor paperwork and quarterly reports and managing annual renewals.