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Comprehensive Employee Benefits Management

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Axcet HR Solutions team providing full-service outsourced human resources

Why Effective Employee Benefits Management is Important for Your Business

Companies that offer robust benefits packages are better positioned to attract, retain and engage top talent. For smaller employers, that can be a real challenge – unless they partner with a PEO for employee benefits.

Axcet – a trusted PEO employee benefits solutions provider since 1988 – offers affordable group plan pricing for better benefits, including:

Dreamed of offering Fortune 500-style benefits for your small to medium-sized business? With Axcet HR Solutions, you can.

Employee Benefits Services

You have benefit questions. We have benefit services.

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  • Employee Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Prescription coverage
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Group life & AD&D
  • Group short-term disability
  • Group long-term disability
  • Employee assistance plan (EAP)
  • Health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401(k) – pre and post-tax options
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  • Benefit Plan Administration
  • Benefit plan design and procurement
  • Renewal management and negotiation
  • Benefit plan communications and education
  • Employee claims assistance
  • Employee eligibility / change tracking and processing
  • Premium reconciliation and payment
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Management
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) management
  • 1094 and 1095 employer reporting (>50)
  • Variable hour tracking and compliance (>50)
  • Affordability analysis (>50)
  • Medical Loss Refund (MLR) processing
  • Play or pay analysis (>50)
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  • HR Compliance
  • COBRA and State Continuation administration and liability
  • HIPAA administration and liability
  • ERISA reporting and disclosure (Form 5500, SARs, etc.)
  • Medicare Part D Disclosures

PEO Services Help Small Companies Thrive

PEOs like Axcet HR Solutions exist for one reason: to manage essential HR tasks on behalf of small and mid-sized businesses. A PEO’s services save small business owners money and worry by delivering expert human resources, compliance with employment regulations and time to refocus on business growth.

Our Approach to Employee Benefits

Lacey Human Resources Consultant Axcet HR

First and foremost to most business owners is the cost of providing health care benefits. Understandably so, because benefits can be as much as one-third of an employee’s total compensation.  The good news is that with Axcet’s large group plan, we can drive down the costs and protect you from big price swings.

Samantha - Certified PEO in Kansas City - Axcet HR Solutions

Our HR consultants have the resources to find you the best benefits solutions for your business. Because of the relationships we build, we know the unique challenges and opportunities your business needs to address when obtaining insurance. We’ll find what’s best for you and your employees now and in the long run.

Axcet HR Solutions - Kansas City Human Resources Services Team

You can let go and focus on your business when you trust the experts to handle your employee benefits.

We administer 100% of the benefits plan.  We source multiple plan options to get the plan that’s right for you and your business.  We conduct every step of the open enrollment process – including in-person, on-site meetings.  We keep you compliant with regulations – including the Affordable Care Act (if applicable). And we make sure your employees have their cards and answer all questions to ensure a smooth, hands-free process for you.  So you can focus on the rest of your business.


We are small, and as such, rarely in the eye of a payroll services company. Axcet works with our multiple entities. I want to focus on our business, and they focus on HR for me. Because we are small, I really don't want to have a 'personal' disagreement about PTO or vacation pay, so I set the guidelines, and Axcet manages them, which I love.

Felisha M.

Owner, Insurance Firm

Turning our admin, payroll, benefits, 401K, workers' compensation, etc., over to Axcet HR has been one of the best decisions that we've ever made: that was back in 2001! We've had 21 great years with Axcet and hope to have 21 more! Axcet has saved us time and LOTS of money but most of all, Axcet HR has allowed us to focus on running our business...because we know, day in, and day out that Axcet has our back!

Bob G.

Owner, B2B Services Company

As a start-up, Axcet's HR solutions have been an integral partner in guiding us through several key business necessities and requirements. They have been very helpful in core functions including recruiting, 401k setup, employee onboarding, benefits enrollment, payroll and various compliance training for our employees. We've gained business momentum as a result of Axcet's team of dedicated professionals.

Andrew C.

Chief Growth Officer, Technology Company

Axcet has helped us find affordable benefits for our 15 employees. Being a small firm, it was hard to find various health insurance options. It is nice knowing that we have someone with HR knowledge. It is good to get another persons opinion when we are having employee issues.

Michelle W.

Controller, Engineering Firm

Axcet's professionalism and knowledge is a definite asset for our company. They have saved me so many hours in Payroll, HR, Benefits and Workers Comp. There is no way for me to keep up on Human Resources! I praise their staff highly! ...Axcet KNOWS Customer Service!

Anna H.

Owner, Car Dealership

Axcet has been so helpful and professional in answering questions that I have for payroll processing. My payroll administrator is so prompt in replying to emails. He is really easy to work with and is so knowledgeable. Our Human Resources Consultant is professional and personable. I have great confidence in Axcet and have never hesitated in contacting them for questions or clarification.

Mandy C.

Non-Profit Ministry

Axcet HR has help lesson our burden in all aspects of payroll, HR, safety and our 401K. When an employee comes to one of us with a situation. All we do is point them to our Axcet administrator and or payroll administrator and the issue gets resolved. It has been a great relationship.

Rick B.

Electrical Services Company

I burned through a couple of "payroll companies" before I found Axcet. I have yet to encounter anyone at this company that hasn't been friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Calls are returned amazingly fast and problems are solved without having to make any other calls. This is truly a great company and stellar business partner!

Nita C.

Owner, Medical Industry Company

With all the changing rules and regulations we face as employers, I was always afraid of a "Gotcha!" moment. We've been with Axcet over 10 years now and I sleep well at night knowing all our HR is done right. They make it all so easy. Our payroll is accurate, we are legal and OSHA compliant in every area, and my employees love their benefits. Our team at Axcet is more than just a good vendor, they are a great partner!

Bruce H.

Founder & CEO, Services Company

My faith in Axcet's expertise has always been off the charts. It has been so nice to just be able to pick up the phone and ask questions. Simple to complex ... they can do all of it! Axcet has allowed us to offer an extensive benefits package to our Teammates which has been an added bonus. Axcet is not only part of our Team but we consider them part of our Family! We are one of Axcet's many fans. No regrets since day one and we wouldn't change a thing!

Moira V.

Small Business Owner

Axcet handles all of payroll, HR and benefits needs. As a non-profit, it's great to have Axcet as a partner to provide all of the employee benefits and HR support that I need so our staff can focus on the core mission of our organization! They have helped me with hiring, navigating benefits enrollment to get our employees the best rates possible, as well as navigating possible employee related tax credits. I love our Axcet team!

Emily D.

CEO, a Kansas City Non-profit

We had tried two other PEOs. Both of which we left after the first year. The level of service that we were accustomed to with Axcet was not there, so we came back to Axcet truly because of the excellent service we always received. Everyone at Axcet would make us feel like we were their only client, like they were sitting there waiting for our call, always friendly and ready to help. 

Lisa C.

VP of Finance, Kansas City Financial Institution

We started working with Axcet in 2018 and they have dramatically increased our internal productivity. We used to spend hours on payroll, HR, benefits, taxes, etc. each week and that is no longer the case. Prior to Axcet, we worked with two other payroll companies and is was a complete mess. Working with Axcet is like having a robust and efficient internal HR department. They have solutions to every problem and we no longer feel lost trying to navigate the payroll landscape. If you want to streamline your business and get out of the HR and payroll weeds, then go with Axcet.

Peyton W.

Owner, Recruitment Firm

Thank you Axcet HR for your assistance with the employee issue. You justified every penny we pay to Axcet through this exercise. I am really glad we have you and Axcet as a resource. It gave me peace of mind, knowing that you would know how to handle these situations the correct way. I really appreciate all the effort put into this to help me stay on course and protect our company.

Mark S.

President, B2B Company

Employee Benefits Administration in KC

As Kansas City’s first and longest certified professional employer organization (CPEO), Axcet HR Solutions’ team of HR outsourcing experts have years of specialized experience, related degrees, and professional certifications in all things human resources. Our Kansas City-area clients trust us for advice and HR services that help them steer and grow their companies.

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The Benefits of Employee Benefits

There are so many reasons to provide employee benefits, which:

  • Help small and mid-sized companies compete for good employees
  • Lower employee turnover
  • Keep teams healthy, boosting productivity
  • Improve morale and job performance
  • Employee Benefits Strategy
  • Employee Benefit Services

An optimal benefits package empowers employees to take better care of themselves and effectively prepare for their futures, so they can bring their best to work every day. Giving people the tools they need to stay well frees up the energy and brainpower they can devote to their jobs.

So, employee benefits don’t just benefit employees. They are critical for business growth. Partnering with Axcet for employee benefit consulting services helps you get the most out of your benefits, your employees, and your business.

For small business owners, choosing and administering a health care plan in today’s complex market could be a full-time job. And most, frankly, don’t have the time or expertise required – or the budget to provide truly competitive benefits.

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Fortunately, Axcet closes those gaps so you can offer your employees first-class benefits at a small-business price – without all the legwork it would take to do it on your own.

We source multiple options to find the plan that’s exactly right for you and your business. We conduct every step of the open enrollment process, including in-person, on-site meetings, answering all questions to ensure a smooth, hands-free process for you. On an ongoing basis, we administer 100% of the plan.

PEO for Employee Benefits

Small and mid-sized businesses tend to think about cost first when they consider health care benefits. That’s a logical concern because employee health insurance can account for up to one-third of an employee’s compensation.

As a certified professional employer organization (CPEO), Axcet leverages economies of scale to make high-quality employee benefits affordable for small and mid-sized companies. We pool our clients’ employees into one large group to create bargaining power with insurance providers. That way, smaller companies who work with the expert employee benefits consultants at Axcet gain access to big-business benefits at small-business rates.

When you want the best employee benefits you can get for your budget, Axcet’s large group plan drives down your costs and protects you from big price swings!

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Employee Benefits – Frequently Asked Questions

All the Employee Benefits Services

  • Benefit plan design and procurement
  • Annual benefits review and renewal management
  • Employee eligibility management
  • Benefit plan communications
  • Claims assistance
  • Legal compliance

If your small business is administering benefits and handling government compliance in-house, you’re probably finding that those tasks – while important – are complicated and time-consuming. And, if they aren’t done quite right, you risk disengaging your employees and incurring hefty fines for non-compliance.

That’s where an employee benefits consulting firm like Axcet comes in. Taking advantage of our PEO employee benefits services, you have access to our specialized skills, our deep experience in the benefits marketplace, and our detailed knowledge of ever-changing local, state, and federal regulations. You gain certainty that your company’s benefits are always on a firm footing.

We alleviate the stress and burden of employee benefits administration and compliance by handling:

Benefit plan design and procurement

Our top employee benefits consultants work with you to choose plans that meet your company’s and your employees’ specific needs.

Annual benefits review and renewal management

We make the annual renewal process turnkey, ensuring that your health insurance plans remain competitive and include benefits tailored to your workforce.

Employee eligibility management

As an employee benefits solutions provider, we determine new hires’ benefits eligibility and manage status changes like marriages or new children. Then we add new employees to the plan, collect premiums, pay providers and reconcile employer accounts to ensure accuracy.

Benefit plan communications

Through clearly written materials and supporting visuals, we educate your employees about their benefits so they both understand and appreciate their options. We also use state-of-the-art, intuitive technology to simplify online enrollment and make benefits information accessible to your employees 24 hours a day.

Claims assistance

When claims are denied, Axcet works directly with your employees to resolve the issues, saving you and your team the time and frustration of navigating the complex health insurance system.

Legal compliance

From the Affordable Care Act and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, we ensure our clients consistently comply with complicated federal laws. Small and mid-sized companies that rely on Axcet for expert employee benefits services avoid compliance headaches and non-compliance penalties, while saving valuable resources they can use to focus on their core business.

Benefits Expertise You Can Use Right Now »

You won't want to miss these articles and white papers from your employee benefits experts.

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Health Insurance for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Health Insurance for Your Small Business

Tell a small business owner, “Hey, it’s time to revisit the health insurance you offer your employees,” and he or she may break out in a cold sweat. The annual process of evaluating insurance options and choosing the one that best fits your company’s needs often is among the most complex and confusing parts of running your own small business. If you don’t have an HR team to help navigate the process, you may feel especially  ...

Small Businesses, Health Insurance and the PEO Option

Small Businesses, Health Insurance and the PEO Option

As a small business owner, the cost associated with providing health insurance to employees combined with the amount of time spent navigating various plans can be stressful and may even cause you to lose sleep. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. An eHealth report, Small Business Health Insurance: Costs, Trends and Insights 2017, found 80 percent of small business owners were concerned about ...

Self-Funded v. Fully Insured Benefits

Self-Funded v. Fully Insured Benefits

White Paper: Know the risk of self-funded health insurance plans — one large claim can significantly damage and even wipe out a small company. Download our free report to find out seven important concepts, including when it makes sense to self-fund medical benefits.

The Three Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Offering Employee Health Insurance

The Three Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Offering Employee Health Insurance

White Paper: Health insurance tops the list of most desirable employee benefits. In fact, 88% of job seekers would consider a lower-paying job if the company offered better health, vision, and dental insurance. Find out three things small businesses need to know about offering employee health insurance.

Right Mix of Medical Plans

Right Mix of Medical Plans

White Paper: With employee benefits accounting for up to one-third of an employee’s total compensation, it’s important to get it right. So how do you offer the “right” mix of quality medical plans? Download our free report to find out how.

Four Things You Need to Know Before Rolling Out an Employee Health Plan

Four Things You Need to Know Before Rolling Out an Employee Health Plan

White Paper: Small business owners who offer their employees quality health insurance are better able to recruit and retain top talent. That said, to fully realize the advantages that come with offering medical benefits, effective communication during the rollout period is critical. Find out four things employers need to know.

Avoid Making the Nine Most Common Employee Benefits Mistakes

Avoid Making the Nine Most Common Employee Benefits Mistakes

White Paper: Business owners sometimes learn the benefits plans they’ve chosen aren’t really affordable or what their employees need. Our free report looks at the nine most common employee benefits mistakes your small business simply cannot afford to make.

Outsourcing employee benefits — Frequently Asked Questions

A few frequently asked questions – and answers – for those interested in learning more about outsourcing your employee benefits to certified* pros.

As a benefits consultant, Axcet gives smaller businesses access to employee benefits on par with those offered by larger companies. Smaller companies typically would not be able to afford these benefits on their own. Axcet helps employers create optimal benefits packages for their employees, with the payback being increased employee satisfaction, reduced turnover, more competitive recruiting and a healthier team.

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Yes. Most employees don’t “speak benefits,” so we clearly communicate the benefit package to your team members to ensure they understand their options and can choose the benefits that best fit their personal needs. Axcet’s benefits options typically include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, as well as an employee assistance plan, health savings accounts (HSA) and flexible spending accounts (FSA).

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As a general rule, most insurance carriers require that the employer contribute at least 50% of the employee health insurance premium. The employer is not required to contribute to the cost of dependent coverage.

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Some benefits may be available to employees who work as few as 25 hours per week.

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COBRA applies to employer groups that averaged 20 or more full-time employees during the previous calendar year. COBRA compliance regulations apply to the employer, not to the insurance company. Potential civil and regulatory penalties for COBRA noncompliance can be considerable.

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Jeanette Coleman, Director of Human Resources at Axcet HR Solutions in Kansas City

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