BELLEVUE, Wash. — Running a small or medium business is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it typically involves a lot of personal passion and elbow grease around a certain product, service or industry — plus, the work of actually running the business. Now, some Oregon businesses can get gold-standard operations support and benefits thanks to a newly announced partnership plan from ScalePEO and Kaiser Permanente.
“We created ScalePEO, specifically because no small to medium business owner should have to be an expert in compliance, HR or medical benefits as well to run their organizations,” said Mike Crosetto, principal, ScalePEO. In fact, recent studies show the negative impact it can have when trying to ‘do it all’. Our team already manages that seamlessly for our clients. Now, businesses in Oregon will have an even more robust plan with our new healthcare partner, Kaiser Permanente, offering the gold standard of healthcare.”
Proof is in the pandemic
COVID-19 delivered a massive hit to the economy, with thousands of businesses closing permanently. Yet, businesses with a PEO partnership, fared far better. Accor
ding to the National Association of Professional Employer Associations’ annual report1 PEO clients were overwhelmingly more likely to have received PPP funds – and less likely to close their doors.
In fact, in 2020 not a single ScalePEO client closed their doors due to the economic recession and pandemic.
The benefit of a PEO, with healthcare
ScalePEO’s partnership with Kaiser Permanente will give small to medium businesses access to affordable and integrated healthcare plans with the added bonus of a PEO managing their day-to-day operational tasks.
“We are excited to share this partnership with ScalePEO to support small to mid-sized businesses in Oregon, especially right now,” said Keith Forrester, Kaiser Permanente Northwest vice president of marketing, sales & business development. “The pandemic has taken a toll, not just on business’ bottom lines, but also the mental and physical health of employees. Through this partnership, businesses will have high quality healthcare, with special attention paid to cost management.”
Kaiser Permanente’s plans are not only competitive pricewise but are forward thinking in the realm of support. Employers have access to a wealth of resources on COVID-19, including the flexibility of telehealth appointments. All are tailored for small to medium businesses who need support.
The bottom line
The partnership will provide a unique opportunity for small businesses to increase their buying power through ScalePEO and better access benefits with rates that are typically only accessible by larger companies. Oregon businesses can request a quote from their site to see if ScalePEO and Kaiser Permanente is a good fit.
ScalePEO, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, and was established in 2017. ScalePEO, a Professional Employer Organization, provides access to benefits, administers payroll and HR, and assists with compliance. ScalePEO is accredited by Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) For more information, visit scalepeo.com.
Jenna Cooper, APR Jenna@C3-Collective.com 503.880.8881
Madeline Howard Madeline@C3-Collective.com