New Year Reminder on Free HRWow, Employee Handbook Administration, POP, COBRA, and ERISA Services

With the new year underway, it’s a great time to remind you of the valuable no-cost resources available to your clients because you’re a Word & Brown broker. That includes Human Resources and employee handbook support through our exclusive HRWow program plus options for COBRA administration or ERISA administration for qualifying groups as well as Premium Only Plan (POP) administration.

HRWow gives your clients the tools to stay informed and in compliance:

  • Customized Employee Handbook administration and support: An employee handbook is a critical legal document that outlines an employer’s policies and procedures in unambiguous language. It serves as an effective communication tool, allows employers to apply policies legally and uniformly, and protects employers from litigation. HRWow gives employers the ability to build a new handbook or update an existing handbook – using either a self-guided wizard or personalized human-service from a licensed HR Professional.
  • HR support online 24/7: Clients can download and customize hundreds of templates to create forms for virtually any HR-related need: job descriptions, corrective action, unemployment, disability, health and safety, leaves of absence, payroll administration, technology and privacy, or training and development – just to name a few.
  • Access to HR professionals: Employers can call or email an unlimited number of questions to HR pros on any HR topic – and get answers right away.
  • Health Care Reform resources: Guides and resources to help your clients understand the impact of health reform on their business and employees.
  • Valuable monthly newsletter: Stay up to date with the monthly HR Advisor newsletter with tips, alerts on employment-related court rulings and new regulations, a Q&A column, and more.

No-cost COBRA or ERISA Wrap (SPD) services

For groups with 50+ employees enrolled in Medical through Word & Brown, we offer you a choice of zero-cost COBRA administration or no-cost ERISA Summary Plan Description (SPD/wrap) administration services. If your groups choose the ERISA services option, they can “buy up” for Form 5500 filing services. These are value-add services you can extend to your clients, saving them potentially thousands of dollars – all because they do business with you and you’re a Word & Brown broker.

Premium Only Plan (POP) option

We also offer free POP installation and administration services to groups of all sizes with Medical through Word & Brown. (A POP annual administration fee may apply after the first year.)

Think about which of your clients could benefit most from these services. The savings can really add up if they take advantage of more than one no-cost option.

For details about all of our value-added benefits – for you and your clients – contact your Word & Brown representative.

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