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Employee Benefits

These are the detailed breakdowns of Employee Benefit services available through Axcet HR. Your 'employee benefit' headache finally can have some relief.

Employee Benefits

Looking to recruit and retain top talent for your small or medium-sized business but struggling to provide competitive benefits packages? By pooling clients' employees into a group, Axcet HR gives smaller companies the bargaining power to provide Fortune 500-level employee benefits, including health and life insurance, disability insurance, and more — all while staying compliant with relevant regulations, and at an affordable cost. Let Axcet HR solutions handle your employee benefits so you can stay focused on what you do best: running your business.

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Employee Benefits

Robust employee benefits packages level the playing field for smaller companies by helping them recruit, retain and engage top talent.

Surveys repeatedly have shown that employees often value health insurance benefits more than higher pay – and benefits packages are one of main considerations for job seekers when deciding whether or not to accept employment offers.

But small and medium-sized companies rarely have the time or resources necessary to affordably obtain and manage desirable employee benefits like health, life and disability insurance; employee assistance plans; pre-tax health savings accounts; and 401(k) retirement plan benefits.

For Fortune 500-level employee benefits in Kansas City and turnkey benefit plan administration, smaller companies often turn to Axcet HR Solutions to stay competitive and compliant with benefits-related regulations. Axcet, a certified PEO, pools clients’ employees into a single group to create bargaining power with insurance providers, giving smaller companies access to better coverage at lower rates.

Relying on Axcet for employee benefits compliance and administration is the smart play for smaller companies that lack the time and expertise to effectively manage this critical business function in-house.

Partnering with Axcet costs no more than dealing directly with an insurance carrier. But it dramatically reduces the time required to find and evaluate benefit options while providing extensive support and personalized employee benefit plan services.

Employee benefits are essential to your company’s growth. Let Axcet help you make the most of them.

Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act requires small businesses with more than 50 employees to offer health insurance, but most employers provide this benefit regardless of their size.

Health insurance, considered a core benefit, has effectively become table stakes for companies that want to attract quality employees and keep them happy on the job.

Providing medical coverage is directly tied to business success. It yields:

  • Healthier workers
  • Higher morale
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Greater productivity
  • Lower turnover, taxes and salaries

With Axcet’s health benefit services, small and medium-sized businesses can offer more of the options employees want at prices they can afford.

Group Dental and Vision Plans

Besides health insurance, dental and vision coverage are considered standard offerings. In fact, 92% of larger firms include such plans in their benefits packages. Smaller employers who don’t provide dental and vision coverage, therefore, are less competitive.

Dental hygiene is linked to overall health, so offering this benefit can lead to lower absenteeism, as well as communicating to employees that their well-being matters. Axcet’s plan is provided through one of the country’s most-recognized dental insurance providers. In the nationwide network, preventive care is covered at 100%, including for children 12 and under.

With Axcet’s group plan pricing, vision coverage is a relatively low-cost benefit companies can offer. It includes annual eye exams, contact lenses, Lasik eye surgery discounts and new glasses every 12 months, as compared to many vision insurance products that only cover new glasses every other year.

Group Life and AD&D

Offering group life and AD&D (accidental death and dismemberment) insurance gives employees peace of mind that they can provide a secure future for the people who rely on their income. Employees may select this coverage not only for themselves, but also for spouses and children.

Plan enrollees also have access to a legal document center where they can get help creating a will and putting plans in place for loved ones to be taken care of financially in the event of the employee’s death or a loss of limb that prevents the employee from carrying out required job functions.

Group Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Disability benefits replace a portion of lost wages when employees are unable to work due to a medical event, either for a short period after paid time off runs out or for a long period after short-term disability runs out. These products provide replacement income for conditions that require time away from work, ranging from having a baby to catastrophic diagnoses. Employees have a choice of plans so they can secure their families’ well-being in the way that best fits their needs.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

An employee assistance plan, or EAP, provides employees and their immediate family members with services directed at resolving personal matters that are interfering with daily life and work. Axcet’s EAP is provided to all employees and everyone in their households, free of charge, regardless of their enrollment in any of Axcet’s other products. For Axcet clients, the EAP lowers health care costs, reduces absenteeism and improves staff productivity and work-life balance.

The COVID-19 outbreak caused a surge in depression and anxiety, underscoring the need and desire for mental health benefits in the workplace. Axcet’s EAP plan provides free, confidential professional counseling 24/7, 365 days a year. Offering these services reduces pressure on workers and helps your company care for them holistically – something that is more important than ever post-pandemic.

Concierge services, also provided in Axcet’s program, deliver solutions for personal needs, which could include a search for childcare providers that take a certain insurance, help with household finances or assistance with issues of aging parents or teenage children. Employees simply share their criteria; the concierge researches and provides options.

Employers also may make referrals to the EAP to address employee performance, attendance or other job-related issues.

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to set aside money on a pre-tax basis, which reduces their federal taxable wage, and use it for out-of-pocket expenses like premiums, deductibles, over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs and co-pays. FSA salary deferral contributions are fully pre-funded at the beginning of each year, making those dollars available immediately for employees’ use. Axcet incurs this financial risk on behalf of clients while also simplifying FSA administration through world-class technology and mobile access.


Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Like a health care FSA, a dependent care FSA allows employees to set aside money pre-tax for expenses related to caring for children under age 13 and for seniors living in the employee’s home. It helps employees maximize their incomes and save on taxes.

Axcet’s employee benefit plan services alleviate the administrative headaches associated with dependent care FSAs. Your company can shift these tasks to Axcet, including stringent documentation that meets exacting IRS standards, claims processing and compliance issues regulated by ever-changing laws.

Small and medium-sized companies enjoy a turnkey and cost-free approach with Axcet. We collect all premiums, handle reporting and billing and manage the entire plan. We take the stress out of offering these benefits, which engenders employee satisfaction and loyalty and gives you more time to focus on what you love most about working with your team.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

An employee must be enrolled in a qualified high-deductible health plan to qualify for a health savings account (HSA). Employee contributions are tax-deductible, and employees can use HSA money to pay medical expenses for themselves, their spouses and their qualified dependents.

HSAs’ contribution limits are higher than those for FSAs. Unused balances roll over from year to year and follow employees if they leave your company. With proper planning, employees can use this tax-free money to help pay for qualified healthcare expenses before and after retirement. Axcet provides free benefit plan administration and charges no fees for managing an HSA, which makes offering these accounts an easy decision.

401(k) – Pre- and Post-Tax Options

When your company offers 401(k) benefits, making it possible for employees to set money aside pre- or post-tax, you are helping them financially prepare for retirement. Axcet arranges automatic, pre-tax payroll deductions as well as matching contributions, if your company wishes to make them.

You incur no additional costs when Axcet administers your 401(k) plan, and your employees gain direct access to a knowledgeable financial consultant who can provide one-on-one counsel and answer any questions they may have.

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Avoid Making the 7 Most Common Employee Benefits Mistakes

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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.

Why Axcet?

PEO client onboarding meeting with Axcet HR Solutions in Kansas City

Let’s face it.  When it comes to HR administration, you have choices.  So, why choose Axcet?

We believe in trust, relationships and an undying commitment to our clients’ success.

At a time when you need peace of mind and a trusted advisor to help you make tough choices, our experience and expertise as a certified PEO can give you the confidence to focus on growing your business.

We believe that our HR support and expertise can help your business scale and grow in ways you couldn't have imagined. As a trusted advisor, we are dedicated to helping your company succeed and thrive.

Many HR outsourcing companies offer support, but we go above and beyond to ensure that your business has the resources and guidance it needs to reach its full potential.

If we sound like a company you’d like to partner with, let’s talk.


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

We really appreciate the work you are doing for our tradeshow and exhibit display company. The fun part is we get at least an email a day, phone calls every day, and we see the commercials on tv for something that you have taken care of for us last year. (And, of course, it is in the capable IRS hands now.)

Thanks for making this so easy for us.

Don J.

Owner, B2B Tradeshow & Exhibit Company

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
Sherri Senior Human Resources Consultant at Axcet HR, Kansas City

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