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XcelHR’s unique blend of personalized customer experiences and flexible service offerings make it easy for business owners to find a solution that works best for them. Please review and compare our PEO & ASO solutions.

Explore our PEO & ASO Services

Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
Employment application updating / compliance Employee handbook development / distribution
Job Description writing (first time) Employee handbook changes / compliance updating
Job Description updating and for new hires Supervisor Training – Interviewing
Employment verifications Employee / Supervisor Training – Sexual Harassment
Arbitration agreements
(required for all co-employees)
Supervisor Training – Discrimination
PTO (vacation / leave) policy development Supervisor Training – Termination Procedures
PTO (vacation / leave) policy administration Wage and hour claims response
Employment rights posters cost / updating (1+) DOL communication assistance
Employment law compliance guidance
and administration assistance:
BLS response
PRWORA (1+) Human Resources compliant forms resource
IRCA – I-9 (1+) Employee files management – HIPAA compliance (1+)
FLSA (1+) Employee files management – retention tracking
USERRA (1+) Employee files management – timely destruction
HIPAA (1+) Employee anniversary date tracking
ADA (15+) Tracking of skills, licenses, and certifications
PDA (15+) MyXcel HRIS (Human Resource Information System)
GINA (15+) HRIS – manager access & training
Title VII (15+) HRIS – employee self-service access & training
ADEA (20+) HR management reports via HRIS (web or on-site)
FMLA (50+) Tracking of company issued property
WARN (100+) State(s) unemployment claims administration (1+)
WARN (100+) State(s) unemployment claims administration (1+)
Government Contractor compliance assistance:
EEO (50+ & Fed Contractors, or 100+) Service Contract Act benefits guidance
EEO-1 Filing (50+ & Fed Contractors, or 100+ Executive Order 11246 guidance
E-Verify Vocational Rehabilitation Act guidance
Handbook receipt documentation Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment
Act guidance
Wage / salary administration & research Davis Bacon Act guidance
Disciplinary/probation policies /
procedure development
Copeland Act guidance
Disciplinary/probation action – documentation /
implementation assistance
Walsh-Healy Act guidance
Grievance / complaint procedure
policy development
VETS – annual reporting
Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
PPACA (aka ACA) compliance / guidance (50+) Voluntary benefits enrollments / administration
ERISA reporting / disclosure (Form 5500, SARs, etc) (1+) Voluntary Dental
COBRA administration and liability (20+) Voluntary Vision
State Benefits Continuation laws (vary) Voluntary Life
Employee benefits communication / education Voluntary Disability
Insurance coverage acceptance / waivers Retirement plan enrollment / waiver (XcelHR M.E.P. only)
Annual shopping / comparing benefit options Retirement plan fiduciary risk management (XcelHR M.E.P. only)
Annual rate negotiation Retirement Plan – Form 5500 filing (XcelHR M.E.P. only)
Research / answer employee questions on benefits Retirement Plan – annual discrimination testing (XcelHR M.E.P. only)
Benefit plans premium reconciliation / payment Premium Only Plan (125) administration
Open-enrollment meetings / administration Dependent Care (125) administration
Employee eligibility / change tracking and processing HSA / HRA group plans
Voluntary benefits plans shopping
Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
WC – upfront deposit management/negotiation OSHA compliance assistance (1+)
Pay-as-you-owe WC premium schedules OSHA 300 log maintenance (11+)
Annual wage & premium audit administration Safety manual template (generic)
WC claims administration / first report of injury Safety training library
Return to work programs – facilitate and track Certificates of insurance administration
Safety audits & inspections facilitation (if covered under XcelHR’s master WC policy)
Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
W-4 administration (1+) State(s) Unemployment Insurance account & rate (1+) ***
State withholding forms administration (1+) SUI experience rate(s) verification / negotiation
Payroll processing: either service or internal, plus software, checks, materials, etc Job costing (wages in depts or jobs)
Direct deposit IRS compliance / correspondence (employment related)
Pay card (debit card) processing ** CCPA compliance / guidance (1+)
Quarterly form 941 filings (1+) Garnishment liability / paperwork processing (1+) **
State(s) quarterly withholding tax filings and deposits (1+) Child support paperwork processing **
State(s) Unemployment Insurance (SUI) quarterly tax filings (1+) Lost checks – stop payments / re-issue **
W-2 and W-3 preparation and distribution (1+) Responding to employment and wage verification request
Federal unemployment administration – 940 filing (1+)
*** fee will apply to Client Reporting States where Client does not have an account** nominal Employee fee applies(+1) or (+15) represents the number of employees a business must have to receive this service

Extras and Optional Add-Ons

Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
Recruiting strategy assistance Coordination of the interview process
Job posting ad design Applicant resume reviews
Job posting ad / job board placements Employment phone interviews
Recruiter / Staffing assistance
Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
Motor vehicle record checks EPLI – Employment Practices Liability Insurance    (required $0.93/employee/week)
Criminal background checks Employee litigation response
Post-offer drug testing Affirmative action plans (Fed cntrtr’s)
Pre-employment testing On-site HR assistance (hourly or project based; case by case basis)
Drug testing (reasonable cause, random, periodic)
Service PEO ASO Service PEO ASO
Group Health / Prescription insurance coverage Health / wellness programs (Call-A-Doc)
Group Dental coverage 401k Retirement Plan (XcelHR M.E.P. only)
Group Vision coverage FSA (125) administration
Group Life coverage Client Profit Sharing program administration
Group Short Term Disability coverage Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Group Long Term Disability coverage
Service PEO ASO
Workers Compensation (WC) coverage (1+)
Post accident drug testing
Waivers of Subrogation
Service PEO ASO
Timeclock system
Time and attendance GL interface capabilities
Certified payroll
Custom, non-standard reports (those requiring programming)
All insurance related services above assume that XcelHR is broker-of-record for the products.**** Only for 1st full calendar year with XcelHR, unless a new business.
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