Do PEOs Need to be Licensed to Provide Insurance Benefits to their Workers?
Like other employers, a PEO may sponsor employee benefit plans for its work-site employees. Such benefits may be mandated by law, such as workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits. Or they may be voluntary benefits that will help attract and retain quality employees, such as health, life, dental and disability insurance. PEOs as employers may sponsor or acquire programs for their employees. As such, PEOs are consumers of insurance and procure these benefits from licensed insurance agents and authorized insurers.