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Heroes Against Hunger Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Food Drive Logo Dear Friends & Colleagues,

We are proud to announce that CBIZ Payroll is taking part in a Food and Fund Drive to support CEAP.

Last year CEAP served an average of 900 families per month. Visits to food shelves have increased 164% over the last decade. Let’s do our part to make sure no child, senior or family goes hungry this holiday season. I invite you to participate in supporting our community.

Now through November 15th we are collecting food and monetary donations.

Monetary Donations can be submitted by going to http://www.razoo.com/story/Cbiz-Heroes-For-Hunger.  With your donation of $25, CEAP can purchase over $125 worth of food through their network of suppliers.

Food Donations can be taken to CBIZ Payroll located at 6040 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.

The most-needed foods include:Heroes Against Hunger

  • Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
  • Peanut butter
  • Low-sugar cereals
  • Canned fruit packed in juice
  • Tuna & canned meat
  • Canned foods with pop-top lids
  • 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
  • Canned vegetables (low salt)

Giving a monetary donation provides individuals with the most basic human need: food.  Donations go directly toward programs that feed hungry people, so you can rest assured your contribution will make a difference.

Webinar Series 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

CBIZ Webinar SeriesProgramming With Your Business Growth in Mind

Welcome to our CBIZ Employee Services (ES) webinars for 2013!

Experts representing many of our ES services – from benefits, wellness, human capital services, retirement plan services and property and casualty insurance – will share information and insights on timely and important topics during one or more of the programs listed here. Whether you’re in need a refresher or just an overview of a new topic, sign up today!

TO REGISTER for upcoming 2013 webinars, click here.

April

Emerging Trends in Onsite Health Clinics

Fri., April 12 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time

This webinar will look at the current trend of onsite health care as a potential total rewards strategy for employers, including new models for developing onsite clinics, patient-centered medical homes, options for reaching employees located in geographically remote areas and ancillary-clinic services that can optimize an employer’s return on investment. Larger employers especially may find this program of interest, but even smaller employers may benefit from several strategies discussed.

Presenter:  Polly Thomas, Director, CBIZ Onsite Clinic Consulting

Who Should Attend:  HR Executives, COOs, CFOs, and Occupational Health and Safety Directors – especially at companies with 400 or more employees (or two or more smaller companies interested in partnering to implement these solutions)

Credit:  This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

State of the Property and Casualty Insurance Market

Tues., April 30 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time

While property and casualty clients are experiencing rate increases across many industries, this webinar will look at expectations for 2013 and beyond, what this means for all companies as they budget for upcoming renewals, alternatives to the commercial insurance market, and strategies that may mitigate risk.

Presenter:  Tony Consoli, President, CBIZ Insurance Services/Mid-Atlantic Region, Damian Caracciolo, VP, CBIZ Risk and Consulting Services, and Practice Leader, CBIZ Executive and Protection Practice

Who Should Attend:  Chief Financial Officers, General Counsels, Treasurers, Risk Managers, and anyone involved in budgeting for the risk management process or insurance procurement

Credit:  This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

MAY

Health Care Reform Update: Shared Responsibility in Focus

Tues., May 21 – 10:30 a.m. to Noon Central Time

The so-called centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act – concerning exchanges and individual and employer shared responsibility – takes effect in about half a year. Are you ready?

Presenters:  Karen McLeese, Esq., VP of Regulatory Affairs, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.; Bill Smith, Esq., Managing Director, CBIZ National Tax Office

Who Should Attend:  HR Execs, COOs and CFOs

Credit: This program has been approved for 1.5 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

JUNE

Wellness for Small and Medium-Sized Employers

Tues., June 18 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time

Small and mid-sized employers struggling with increasing health care expenses and productivity- related costs can benefit from this webinar, which focuses on turning wellness costs into an investment that enhances the value of an organization’s workforce. The session will include a look at affordable, cost-effective actions that small and mid-sized employers can implement.

Presenter:  Gina Payne, CBIZ National Director of Wellness

Who Should Attend:  HR Managers, Benefits Managers, Executive and Financial Officers of organizations with 500 or fewer employees

Credit: This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute

JULY

Data Security and Privacy Liability

Tues., July 16 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time

This webinar will give you an overview of the risks associated with network security, as well as the privacy liability that companies face in the digital age – and what to do to protect your organization.

Presenter:  Damian Caracciolo, VP, CBIZ Risk and Consulting Services/Practice Leader, CBIZ Executive and Protection Practice

Who Should Attend:  Chief Technology, Chief Information and Chief Financial Officers; Risk Managers, HR Executives and other corporate leaders filling these roles

Credit: This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

AUGUST

Closing the Fiduciary Gap

Tues., Aug. 20 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time

This webinar will focus on strategies to lower retirement plan liability and improve plan participant outcomes. We will identify six primary risk areas involving fiduciaries, look at best practices and discuss new fee-disclosure regulations.

Presenters:  Eric M. Endress, CFA, AIF®, CBIZ Senior Investment Analyst; Jennifer Kennedy Ontko, QKA, QPA, CBIZ Senior Retirement Plan Consultant; Kevin J. Kocsis, AIF®, CBIZ Investment Analyst; Alexandra LoPresti, CBIZ Investment  Analyst; Bradley J. Sieniawski, CBIZ Investment Analyst

Who Should Attend:  Finance and HR Executives; anyone else who makes decisions on behalf of an ERISA-regulated retirement plan

Credit: This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

SEPTEMBER

Health Care Reform Update: The State of Shared Responsibility

Tues., Sept. 17 – 10:30 a.m. to Noon Central Time

As we approach the cusp of the Affordable Care Act’s shared responsibility requirement for individuals and employers, are you ready for new reporting Code Section 6056 and more?  Join us to explore the status of the law.

Presenters:  Karen McLeese, Esq., VP of Regulatory Affairs, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc. ; Bill Smith, Esq., Managing Director, CBIZ National Tax Office

Who Should Attend:  HR Execs, COOs and CFOs

Credit:  This program has been approved for 1.5 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

OCTOBER

Delivering Benefit Solutions, Not Renewals: A Look at Hybrid Funding, Self-Insured Plans and Captives

Tues., Oct . 15 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time

This webinar will take a look at several alternatives to traditional group health insurance plans. Learn about reducing the financial volatility of self-insured plans through captives, reducing benefit plan costs through hybrid funding, and more. Depending on the plan, groups both smaller (25 to 99 employees) and larger (100+ employees) may discover opportunities that can benefit their circumstance. Be sure to sign up to learn more.

Presenters:  Ed Belt, President, CBIZ Primarily Care; Courtney Claflin, CBIZ National Captive Insurance Practice Leader

Who Should Attend:  HR Executives and C-level Executives, especially CFOs

Credit:  This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

NOVEMBER

Are Your Benefit Plan Ps and Qs in Order? Participant Notices and More…

Tues., Nov. 19 – 10:30 a.m. to Noon Central Time

This webinar reviews the myriad of calendar year, plan year, and other notices and disclosures applicable to welfare benefit plans. Join us for a look at the ever-changing world of welfare benefit compliance.

Presenter:  Karen McLeese, Esq., VP of Regulatory Affairs, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services, Inc.

Who Should Attend:  HR Directors or anyone responsible for HR compliance, COOs and CFOs

Credit:  This program has been approved for 1.5 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

TO REGISTER for upcoming 2013 webinars, click here.

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

All information listed on these pages, including dates, times, presenters and other webinar details, is subject to change without notice.

PCS Merges With CBIZ

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

CBIZ LogoCleveland, Ohio (January 2, 2013)–CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Diversified Industries, Inc., d/b/a Payroll Control Systems, (“PCS”) of Brooklyn Center, MN, effective December 31, 2012.

Established in 1996, PCS provides payroll, payroll tax, time and labor, and human resources solutions to more than 1,400 small and mid-sized clients in all 50 states. This acquisition is expected to add 37 employees and approximately $6.0 million to CBIZ annualized revenue.

Robert Wessel, President of PCS, stated, “CBIZ is a world class organization that shares our same passion and focus on exceptional customer experience. This is a great opportunity for us to leverage our synergies and address our clients’ needs with enhanced products and services.”

Steve Gerard, CBIZ Chairman and CEO, stated, “We are excited to further grow our payroll business with the acquisition of PCS. This transaction will result in increased operating efficiencies and additional sales talent within the Midwest region of our payroll division, which will augment our current East region operations in Roanoke, VA, and West coast operations in Palm Desert, CA. We look forward to working with Bob and his team to continue to grow this business in the Midwest region and beyond.”

CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances and employees. CBIZ provides its clients with financial services including accounting, tax and consulting, internal audit, merger and acquisition advisory and valuation services. Employee services include employee benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan consulting, payroll, life insurance, HR consulting, and executive recruitment. CBIZ also provides outsourced technology staffing and support services, real estate consulting services, healthcare consulting, and medical practice management. As one of the largest benefits specialists and one of the largest accounting, valuation, and medical practice management companies in the United States, the Company’s services are provided through more than 130 Company offices in 37 states.

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to adequately manage its growth; the Company’s dependence on the current trend of outsourcing business services; the Company’s dependence on the services of its CEO and other key employees; competitive pricing pressures; general business and economic conditions; and changes in governmental regulation and tax laws affecting its insurance business or its business services operations. A more detailed description of such risks and uncertainties may be found in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information regarding CBIZ, call our Investor Relations Office at (216) 447-9000 or visit our web site at www.cbiz.com.

Contact:
Lori Novickis
Director, Corporate Relations
CBIZ, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 447-9000

More Information
For a PDF of the Press Release, Click Here.
Click Here for a quick reference Q&A of PCS and CBIZ talking points.

FUTA Credit Reduction Impacts 19 States

Monday, November 26th, 2012

FUTA Credit ReductionDue to high unemployment rates that have occurred throughout the United States over the past several years, many states are now subject to a FUTA Credit reduction.  This article will briefly discuss Credit reduction and how it may affect your business.

The standard Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) is 6.0% on the first $7000 in employee wages subject to FUTA.  However, the federal government provides a 5.4% tax credit which results in an effective federal unemployment tax rate of 0.6% on the first $7000 in subject wages, (equivalent to $42 per employee, per year).

Why the Credit is Reduced
According to federal law, states with a high rate of unemployment and difficulty meeting their benefit obligations can borrow money from the FUTA account. If a state has an outstanding loan on January 1 for two consecutive years, and does not repay the full amount by November 10 of the second year, the FUTA credit rate for employers in that state will be reduced until the loan is repaid.

A state with an outstanding loan can avoid a credit reduction by repaying the loan by November 10th of the year the reduction is scheduled to take effect.  If the loan is not repaid by that date, a credit reduction of 0.3% goes into effect, with employers in that state having their maximum credit reduced to 5.1% (5.4% – 0.3%) and their effective FUTA tax rate increased to 0.9% (0.6% + 0.3%) or $63 per employee in the first year of reduction.  Each year a loan remains unpaid, the credit reduction increases by 0.3%, although there are limits for states that have made efforts to keep their balances in check.

How will this affect your company?
If you were required to pay state unemployment in any of the impacted states during 2012, you should expect to pay additional Federal Unemployment Tax on the wages paid in these states when the 940 return is filed for 2012 (due January 31, 2013).  Each credit reduction increase of 0.3% will result in an additional $21 per employee that earns at least $7,000 in subject wages:

0.3% reduction = additional $21 per employee
0.6% reduction = additional $42 per employee
0.9% reduction = additional $63 per employee
1.2% reduction = additional $84 per employee
1.5% reduction = additional $105 per employee

The additional FUTA liability will appear on the Schedule A form, which is filed with the 940 return in the 4th quarter packet.

States Reduction Rate
Arizona .003
Arkansas .006
California .006
Connecticut .006
Delaware .003
Florida .006
Georgia .006
Indiana .009
Kentucky .006
Missouri .006
Nevada .006
New Jersey .006
New York .006
North Carolina .006
Ohio .006
Rhode Island .006
Vermont .003
Virgin Islands .015
Wisconsin .006

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

Joe Reilly is Speaking at Chamber Luncheon on 11/1/12

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Not Your Average Joe’s – Business Luncheon

Date: November 1, 2012 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Chamber’s luncheon’s continue to focus on sharing business stories that can help others learn from those that have worked hard and succeeded.  November 1st is a great program focused on two of our long term Chamber members, Joe Stoebner (Chairman and Founder of AVI Systems ) and Joe Reilly (CEO of Payroll Control Systems).

This program will give attendees insight into how these two CEO’s have operated their companies in good times and bad – but in the end have succeeded.  Both have amazing stories of managing growth, struggles with the economy – including having 138 of one’s clients go out of business during the down turn, and what has made them successful.  Bring your questions and a notepad to learn from these “Not your Average Joe’s!”

LOCATION: Olympic Hills Golf Club, 10625 Mount Curve Road, Eden Prairie

COST: $25 for Members & their guests / $40 for Non-members

Registration: Click here to Register | or call (952)-944-2830 

Sponsored by:

 

 

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Joe Stoebner is the Chairman and Founder of AVI Systems and some of his many responsibilities include acquisitions and long range planning.  Joe Stoebner started AVI Systems in Bismarck, ND in 1974 as an audio visual equipment supplier. To this day, he continues to build the reputation of AVI Systems as a premier systems integrator of audio, video, broadcast, presentation and video conferencing systems regionally and nationally.  AVI has over 300 employees and over $110 million in revenue.

 

Joe Reilly is the CEO of Payroll Control Systems.  He founded PCS in 1995 because he recognized that the market for outsourcing payroll and related services in the 1990s was suffering from a lack of service, despite growing demand.  He currently has 5 offices with over 40 employees, with over 1300 clients in all 50 states.

 


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This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

Preparing for Year-End

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

In an effort to help your 2012 year-end process run smoothly, we have prepared a number of important resources that can be accessed at:

http://www.pcspayroll.com/client-resources/year-end

Here you will find helpful forms, checklists and reminders to aid you in preparing for year-end.  We strongly encourage you to download and use these resources to help you manage your year-end payroll process.  Important resources available on the site include:

  • Year-End “To Do” Checklist (important steps to take to ensure an error free year-end)
  • Bonus/Unscheduled Payroll Request Form
  • 2013 Federal Reserve Holidays
  • 2013 PCS Holiday Schedule and Processing Guidelines
  • Fringe Benefit & Third Party Sick Pay Reporting Guidelines
  • Millennium Software Tax Update Information

Preparing for Year EndYEAR-END TAX RETURNS AND W-2s

PCS will begin processing all quarter-end and annual returns on the first of January and expects to have all packages completed and delivered by January 25, 2013.  This is a very busy time of year for all of us so please remember that extra phone calls will only slow us down.  If you don’t receive your package by January 25, please call to let us know.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

PCS TAX RETURN\W-2 CORRECTION POLICY

Any requested changes or corrections made after December 31, 2012 may require the re-processing of your year-end returns and W-2 information.  This cost will be the same as your original billing, plus the cost of the additional payroll run.  This may also result in delivery of your final year-end information later than expected.  Any changes made after year-end forms have been filed may require amended forms.  These amended forms will not be completed until after the month of February and at a cost of $50 per form.

IMPORTANT!!  IT IS CRUCIAL THAT YOU NOTIFY YOUR CLIENT ACCOUNT MANAGER OF ALL ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED FOR 2012 BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL PAYROLL TO AVOID ADDITIONAL PROCESSING CHARGES AND DELAYS.

 Thank you for helping to make this year-end process run smoothly!

Payroll Control Systems

PCS Congratulates Our Certified Payroll Professionals

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

PCS Employees Pass CPP ExamPCS is pleased to have six new CPP certified employees among us!  Congratulations to Jade Nachreiner, Jenny Reed, Justin Helmuth, Karen Hippauf, Laura Lukkar and Liz Ring for earning this certification.

APA certification is a valuable, objective credential that verifies a specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession.  Certification helps individuals demonstrate their payroll expertise, secure promotions, advance their careers, and enhance their standing within the profession.

APA offers two levels of certification — the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).  The exams are administered at more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada and encompass all areas of payroll systems, payroll production, payroll taxation, human resources, employee benefits, accounting, reporting, payroll management and payroll administration.  CPP certification is a great way to show that our PCS team includes highly qualified payroll professionals.

PCS’ employees attended Terry Meggitt’s training classes, which can be taken for either type of certification.  More information about Terry and the classes he offers can be found by clicking here or you can reference the information provided by the American Payroll Association by clicking here.

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

InfinityHR Releases Enhanced Online Enrollment Screens

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

InfinityHR has significantly upgraded its core online enrollment screens.

The new “look and feel” is designed to crisply communicate and manage online enrollment information. Additionally, the enhanced online enrollment screens have an easy-to-use embedded video feature. The enhanced capabilities help employee benefit brokers and their clients communicate employee benefit plans by either using the standard InfinityHR videos or custom client videos.

InfinityHR utilized the “tab-based” approach to walk employees through their online enrollment events on a step by step basis. This functionality provides a clear overview of the necessary steps in the process and enables the employee benefit specialists to communicate plan information effectively.

To see a demonstration of the new online enrollment screens, request a consultation today.

763-513-5951
http://www.pcspayroll.com/contact-pcs.html

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

Free Workshops on Health Care Reform Legislation and Qualified Plan Regulations

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Right ChoiceSmall business owners are facing immediate challenges in Health Care Reform and new Qualified Plan Regulations.  If you are a business owner, these complimentary financial workshops are not to be missed!  Come and learn how to navigate a minefield of rules and regulations that can affect your business.

Health Care Reform Legislation

 What does it mean to my company and employees?  When will it impact my business?  What can I do about it?

Gary Helm, Director of Employee Benefits with Bearance Management Group — a leader in property and casualty, surety bonds and employee benefits insurance — will provide strategic insight and counsel into Heath Care Reform and your business.

  • What do the new laws mean to your employees and their coverage?
  • How to prepare for open enrollment and the implementation of requirements scheduled to take effect for your next plan year.
  • Put in place a mechanism to track the value of employer-provided coverage so you can report it on W-2s.
  • Experience a Health Care Reform Benefit Cost Analysis.
  • Determine whether pooling with other employers may benefit your organization.

Successful Qualified Plan Design Amidst New Regulations

Juhl Stoesz, Associate Counsel, and Jason Bolstad, Consultant, at TSC, Inc — the largest independent retirement plan administration firm in the Upper Midwest — will guide you through the myriad of new regulations in retirement plan compliance and fiduciary responsibilities.

  • What are the issues being addressed by the disclosure initiatives?
  • Who is impacted by the disclosure initiatives & what do the disclosure initiatives require?
  • What is the regulatory framework?
  • When do the requirements need to be met & what are the timing requirements for the disclosures?
  • Plan design to maximize benefits for key employees.
  • Assisting you in providing to your employees the wherewithal to retire.

Tuesday, October 2:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Rush Creek Golf Club

Thursday, October 4:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Golden Valley Country Club

Tuesday, October 9:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at The St. Paul Grille

Registration:  Space is limited so register today!  Contact Amanda J. Johnson at 952-258-5260 or ajohnson@minneapolis.nef.com

Sponsored by:  Payroll Control Systems, Bearence Management Group, StoneCreek Financial and TSC.

Marketing Sponsor:  Marketing Mavericks

Legal Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only and by no means should replace or substitute other legal documents (governmental or non-governmental) reflecting similar content or advice. If you have any questions concerning your situation or the information provided, please consult with an attorney, CPA or HR Professional.

Securities products offered through New England Securities Corp (NES), (member FINRA/SIPC). Stone Creek Financial is not affiliated with NES. NES nor StoneCreek Financial provide tax or legal guidance. Please contact your tax advisor or attorney for such guidance. 301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 300 Minnetonka, MN 55305. Payroll Control Systems, Bearence Management Group and TSC, Inc. are not affiliated with StoneCreek Financial and are solely responsible for the information provided.