St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 9, 2012 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, and Sapoznik Insurance, a leading South Florida full-service, employee benefits agency, today jointly announced that Sapoznik Insurance has selected Engage PEO as its preferred PEO partner. Through its extensive insurance agent network, Sapoznik will make available Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to employers and employees throughout the state of Florida as part of its benefits and wellness solution offering.
“As one of the most influential employee benefits firms in Florida, Sapoznik’s focus on benefits and wellness solutions, as well as its outstanding commitment to customer service is a natural fit for Engage’s ‘Expect More’ philosophy,” said Jay Starkman, Engage’s chief executive officer. “The Engage PEO model is to distribute its products and services through top-notch insurance agencies and there are few, if any, higher on that list than Sapoznik.”
Engage PEO launched in December 2011 as the brainchild of Starkman, together with veteran human resource industry executive, Marjorie “Midge” Seltzer, who serves as the company’s president. Within weeks, the company announced it had become the first PEO start-up in history to receive accreditation through the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC).
“As healthcare and benefits costs have increased exponentially, we’ve made it our responsibility to find partners who can help reduce the costs and administration burdens for business owners while maintaining high quality of care for employees,” said Rachel Sapoznik, president and CEO of Sapoznik Insurance. “With its strong broker promise and commitment to client service, we are excited to be able to feature Engage PEO’s offerings in our preferred solutions choices.”
As an additional validation of its belief in the power of PEO, Sapoznik’s own HR functions will be managed by Engage.
About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit www.EngagePEO.com.
About Sapoznik Insurance Agency
Founded by Rachel A. Sapoznik in 1987, Sapoznik Insurance is South Florida’s leading provider of affordable health and wellness solutions.Built around the concept of education combined with great service, Sapoznik Insurance offers value-added features that help employers focus on their bottom line. The agency works with some of the top insurance companies in the country to come up with great plans, but also factors in how employees and corporate culture play in health care solutions. For more information, visit www.Sapoznik.com.