ESAC Program Overview

PEO Industry Partners

Accomplishing ESAC's mission of building integrity and trust and providing assurance for the PEO industry would not be possible without the cooperation and support of ESAC's Industry Partners:

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)

NAPEOThe National Association of Professional Employer Organizations is the PEO industry's leading trade association and the leading source of PEO education and public and government affairs coordination. NAPEO's mission is to (1) promote a set of professional standards that address financial, legal and ethical performance; (2) educate members, regulators, legislators, consumers, and suppliers; (3) promote the adoption of consistent state and federal laws and regulations; and (4) promote a favorable industry image.

NAPEO provides valuable support in ESAC's efforts to become approved as a national assurance organization for PEOs by state registration and licensing agencies. NAPEO membership is an important investment for all PEOs because of NAPEO's many contributions to the overall success of the industry by establishing legal certainty, expanding market opportunities and providing important continuing education and public affairs support on relevant emerging issues such as national healthcare reform.

Certification Institute (CI)
Workers' Compensation Risk Management Certification Program

PEO Workers Comp Risk Management Best Practices certificationCI administers certification programs for the PEO industry including the Workers' Compensation Risk Management Best Practices certification program for PEOs. This certification provides independent professional verification that a PEO's risk management program is meeting proven insurance industry risk management best practices to reduce work-related accidents and health exposures and control WC insurance losses. Certification gives PEO client business owners assurance their service provider has the capability to deliver important risk management results. Certification also provides WC insurance companies with ongoing assurance that a PEO is in fact implementing industry best practices in a consistent and effective manner.