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TASC Wins Silver Award in Best in Biz Awards 2016

Madison, Wisconsin – November 30, 2016 – TASC has been named a silver winner in the Business Development Department of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) opened its doors in 1975 to be the industry’s administrative advocate for small business owners, and since then, have continued to evolve to fill the needs of “the little guys” everywhere. This past year was no different. With the help of its Business Development Department, TASC was able to develop and release a service for ACA Reporting clients, deliver the largest debit card conversion in history, and create a workplace giving service that simplifies charitable donations given by companies and employees.

“The Business Development Department and all of TASC is honored to receive this award for making a positive impact on the industry and for remaining true to our main purpose of enriching the lives of our customers,” stated Pam Reynolds, TASC’s Chief Development Officer.

The sixth annual program in North America garnered more than 600 entries, from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2016 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 50 judges from widely known newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, TV outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to numerous judges returning from the 2011-2015 judging panels, this year’s panel included several worthy additions to the high-profile group. The panel included Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Business News Daily, CNET, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and Wired.

For a full list of winners in Best in Biz Awards 2016, visit: www.bestinbizawards.com/2016-winners.

About Best in Biz Awards

Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are currently conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in more than 60 categories, including company, team, executive, product and PR and media. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.


TASC Recognized for Growth

Madison, Wis. - September 30, 2016 - TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), the nation’s largest privately-held third party administrator of employee benefits plans, has been recognized recently by three different publications for its continued growth.

Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Wisconsin Employee Benefits Firms List
TASC claimed the number one spot in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s list of 24 largest Wisconsin Employee Benefits Firms. The list ranks the firms by state staff in employee benefits divisions and also includes total employees in the state.

Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies
TASC was included in the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the second year in a row. With a three-year growth rate of 56 percent, TASC came in at number 4512 on the 2016 list.

Largest Employers in Dane County
Finally, TASC was listed among the 100 largest employers in Dane County by In Business Magazine. The ranking, which was based on the number of employees, listed TASC as the 55th largest employer in Dane County, Wisconsin, down one spot from the year before.

These recognitions follow an extended period of more than a decade of consistent growth by TASC.

TASC announces hiring of new Chief Technology Officer

Madison, Wis. - September 23, 2016 - TASC announced the hiring of Mike Nell as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Nell, who served as Vice President of Payments at CDS-Global, joins TASC in a new CTO role reporting to TASC President, Cliff Mason. 

Nell has worked for both start-ups and large corporations contributing to his strong background in payment systems and financial services. Prior to joining CDS-Global, Mike was Senior Business Leader with MasterCard responsible for application development and processing for Prepaid, Debit, Card Issuing, and Acquiring solutions. He implemented debit card and acquiring processing for a top 10 debit card issuer and several major regional banks, and expanded pre-paid processing to 27 countries. 

A critical and strategic thinker, Nell demonstrates strong network architecture ability, vendor management and business analysis skills.  “I believe in building on solid and sustainable architecture, and making decisions based on conscious business reasons.” 

TASC honored as winner in the Annual Globee® Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards

Madison, WI – May 18, 2016 – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) has earned the prestigious Globee® Fastest Growing Private Companies in the category of Products and Services Growth. The coveted annual Globee Awards program encompasses America’s best in Customer Base Growth, Partners and Distribution Growth, People (Hiring) Growth, Products and Services Growth, Profits Growth, Revenue per Employee growth, Sales Revenue Growth, and Major Milestones. Private organizations from all over America are eligible to submit nominations that are evaluated based on growth and merit.

Over the last few years, TASC has grown its service offerings by 23.53 percent, including several compliance services to help employers deal with new healthcare-related requirements.

Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 27, 2016 during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Globee Awards for this esteemed industry award,” said Dan Rashke, TASC’s CEO and owner. “These awards are a testament to TASC’s commitment to helping employers of all sizes deal with the increase in scrutiny of their employees’ healthcare programs since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).”

About the Globee Awards

Globee Awards were created to honor and generate industry-wide and peer recognition of private organizations in every industry that exhibit fast growth in one or several key areas each year. The Annual Globee Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about the Globee Awards at www.globeeawards.com


RSD Jim Yinko honored in the March In Business magazine

Madison, Wis. (March 29, 2016) - TASC’s Microbusiness Regional Sales Director (RSD) Jim Yinko was honored in the March issue of In Business magazine. He was showcased as one of Madison’s 2016 most promising 40 under 40 young business professionals.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and joined TASC in 2008. He has consistently ranked as one of the highest producing Microbusiness RSDs — working with tax professionals, financial planners, and insurance agents to bring tax savings to sole proprietors and other small business owners.

In his spare time, Jim devotes time to the American Heart Association’s annual walk as a team captain and coaches Kennedy Little League and Madison Hatters baseball. Jim’s belief is that when you make time to improve the lives of the people around you, “You create great relationships, give back, and have all the time you need to finish other goals.”

Steve Kielman, Regional Vice President and Jim’s direct supervisor, comments, “We are very proud of Jim and his contributions to the growth of the Microbusiness Sales Division and to the Dane County community. Congratulations Jim!”

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TASC Card Named Best in the Health Benefits Delivery Category

Madison, Wis. (March 22, 2016) - Paybefore has honored TASC with the 2016 Best-in-Category award for Best Health Benefits Delivery. For 10 years, “Pay Awards” have conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile, and emerging payments industry. TASC was selected by an expert panel of judges who evaluated nominations from around the world.

“We’ve been recognizing excellence and innovation in payments for 10 years. Once again, we saw nominees from across the globe tackling payments problems with mastery and ingenuity,” says Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “We’re proud to recognize TASC’s contributions to advancing electronic payments.”

The Best Benefits Delivery category recognizes the best use of a government-, business-, or corporate-funded prepaid card to deliver employee or government benefits/refunds, such as transit plan, health care (including wellness, FSA, HSA, and HRA programs), insurance, and non-government benefits. TASC was recognized at the All Payments Expo in New Orleans on March 21, 2016.

Accepting the award on behalf of TASC was Chief Development Officer (CDO) Pam Reynolds. Reynolds is especially pleased that TASC took home the Best in Health Benefits Delivery, which recognized development of the innovative TASC Card. “Using innovation and technology to set us apart in the marketplace is one of TASC’s guiding principles,” said Reynolds. “So to be recognized and awarded for something so key to our culture is very gratifying.” 

Brett Hutter named Executive Vice President of Group Sales

Madison, Wis. (March 11, 2016) - TASC Chief Sales Officer Andy Bartel is pleased to announce Brett Hutter as the new Executive Vice President of Group Sales. Hutter joined the Group Sales Division as a Regional Vice President in 2012.

As Executive Vice President of Group Sales, Hutter is responsible for leading TASC's Group Sales Division. With more than 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience in the Human Capital Management space, his mission is to lead seekers to greater levels of success. He has a track record of overachieving sales benchmarks by leading with drive and passion. He is an advocate for change and innovation that allows the Group Sales Division to strategically align with our sales distribution channels and their clients.  Under Hutter’s leadership, the Group Sales Division is expected to grow 20-30 percent each year. Prior to TASC, Hutter spent nearly 18 years with ADP as a direct contributor, sales trainer, and sales leader.
 
“I’m excited to have Brett lead the traditional group sales team,” said Bartel. “Brett is a tremendous asset to our sales engine. He will work closely with our Microbusiness, mid-market, and large group sales teams to continue to make TASC a dominant player in the national TPA landscape.”

Andy Bartel named Chief Sales Officer 

Madison, Wis. (February 26, 2016) - TASC President Cliff Mason is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Bartel to Chief Sales Officer.

“Andy has been a part of TASC for more than 20 years. He understands the way we work and is an expert in selling employee benefits plans and developing our sales teams,” said Mason.

In his new role, Bartel will lead the TASC sales organization, driving sales nationally through diverse channels and overseeing its Microbusiness, Group Business, Public Sector, and National Sales divisions. Since joining TASC in 1994, he has served in a variety of sales positions, including regional manager and sales manager for Group Business. He has managed traditional sales and Microbusiness sales as well, and was one of the company’s first Regional Sales Directors. He was named Executive Vice President of Sales in 2010, and of Group Sales in July 2013.

Steve Cable Named Chief Financial Officer of the Year

CFO Cable is recognized by In Business Magazine.

Madison, Wis. (February 1, 2016) – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), a provider of tax-advantaged medical and other benefits account management services, today announced that their Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Steve Cable has been named the CFO of the Year by In Business Magazine.

With more than 30 years of public accounting and manufacturing experience, Steve Cable’s impressive career boasts a strong history of business growth—both in top-line sales, as well as bottom-line profits—including a record of accomplishments in cross-functional team building, cost savings, acquisitions and business results.

Last year, TASC had an interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) position that it needed desperately to fill. Due to Steve’s thorough understanding of TASC’s business model and operating metrics, the company’s Board of Advisors recommended him for the job. Steve filled that role comfortably and seamlessly, allowing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dan Rashke and other senior management to focus instead on a variety of other important growth initiatives. As a result, Steve has cemented his place as an integral part of the executive management team at TASC, bringing his much-needed financial leadership, experience and focus to a firm committed to organic and external growth.

“Since Steve joined TASC the number of acquisitions has increased by three or four times the amount previously, not only in number but in size as well. He helped not only in financing of the acquisitions, but he assisted the operational group in building competency in acquisition absorption as well,” said Dan Rashke, CEO of TASC. “And because of Steve’s five years of experience and capability, he was able to move into the COO spot easily and keep a burden off me and the rest of our management team.”

TASC Named Winner in 10th Annual Pay Awards

Madison, Wis. – (January 22, 2016) – Paybefore has selected TASC as a 2016 Pay Awards winner in the Best Health Benefits Delivery category. For 10 years, Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. TASC was selected by an expert judging panel that evaluated nominations from around the world.

“We’ve been recognizing excellence and innovation in payments for 10 years. Once again, we saw nominees from across the globe tackling payments problems with mastery and ingenuity,” says Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel. “We’re proud to recognize TASC's contributions to advancing electronic payments.”

TASC was recognized for development of its innovative TASC Card, and will now vie for Best-in-Category distinction. Visitors to Paybefore.com will have a chance to vote on Best in Category through February 29, 2016. The outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will be combined with the five judges’ picks to determine Best-in-Category honorees. In last year’s competition, Best-in-Category voting determined the outcome in nine categories.

Please go online and vote for TASC by following these easy steps:

  1. Go to http://paybefore.com/uncategorized/2016-pay-awards-best-in-category-voting/
  2. Scroll to the 4th category - Best Health Benefits Delivery and click TASC.
  3. Scroll down and click Submit. (You don’t have to vote for any other categories.)

Everyone can vote as many times as they care to, so vote early and vote often! Thank you.

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