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About New Health Care Laws and How Staffing Agencies Can Help Your Company

By hire-up-staffing in News and Updates


Businesses of all sizes use staffing agencies to help them achieve optimum work efficiency, but did you know that new health care laws may also have an impact on this dynamic?

Staffing Agencies are a Great Decision, Business-Wise

Usually, a business with more than 50 employees face high costs in order to comply with laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in 2010. For these big businesses, hiring workers through temp agencies is very feasible. Many business owners turn to staffing agencies because in addition to providing additional coverage, they must also do a lot of tedious admin work such as tracking who are eligible.

Full-Service Staffing Agencies are in High Demand

Obamacare’s ACA allowed staffing agencies to be more in demand than ever. Whether it’s a large company or a smaller one that wants to stay under the “50 mark,” these organizations can become the best they can be at the least possible cost. It’s up to the staffing agency to navigate the ACA while recruiting whatever manpower is needed, since most business owners simply don’t have the resources to deal with all the regulatory issues connected to Obamacare.

Individuals Are Attracted to What Staffing Agencies Offer

Since the beginning of 2014, anybody who works at least 30 hours a week is required to be given insurance. Therefore, it’s also very attractive to workers, and it’s a great way to make people become more proactive when it comes to getting a job that provides proper health care. It’s less of a burden for temp workers too, especially those who go through staffing agencies. This is because individuals are required to get health insurance if not given by an employer, or face the risk of a huge tax penalty on their individual 2014 tax returns. It should be noted, though, that there is a difference between temporary and part-time work.

Moving Forward in 2014

According to Susan Houseman, an economist at Oklahoma’s W.E. Upjohn Institute, the percentage of temporary employees in the United States has reached an all-time high. This is a great time for companies big and small to take advantage of the services provided by staffing agencies such as ours, which provide not only an influx of great workers, but also expertise with regard to various new health care laws.

Staffing agencies such as ours can help both temporary workers and the companies that need them to find cost-effective ways to seek employment in compliance to the national healthcare reform. Contact us at (559)579-1331 for more information! You can also follow us on Linkedin and Facebook to stay updated on tips, news, free conferences, and seasonal specials we are running!