Madison, WI – December 27, 2017 – TASC’s President Cliff Mason has been named a 2018 Executive of the Year award recipient by In Business magazine. Now in its fifth year, the awards program celebrates exemplary business executives based on leadership, innovation, and company success.
Cliff Mason initiated a period of rapid growth and innovation at TASC that has dramatically enhanced the company’s ability to serve customers and a growing number of prospects. For the first time ever, TASC’s revenue passed the $100 million mark, and under Cliff’s guidance, there is no doubt that trajectory will continue, well into the future.
Under Cliff’s watch, TASC developed and implemented new, online charity enrollment and donation systems for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the workplace giving program for federal employees and retirees. These systems, which were 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Award finalists, modernize a 60-year-old, paper-based program, and will reduce administrative costs by roughly 20 percent. This in turn will increase the amount of each donation that actually makes it to the charity.
Cliff has also been at the forefront of launching a new platform that will streamline the way the company’s business is processed. The new structure will allow TASC the freedom to be flexible and agile, while still remaining stable and secure. It also allows TASC to reduce dependency on third party services and to serve customers on a single administrative platform. Because this requires employees to adopt a new way of working and thinking across all departments, Cliff is leading change management efforts to ensure a smooth transition. Frequent videos (Cliff Chats) and emails keep the staff energized and motivated. He also tracks and mentions milestones as they occur to recognize and further encourage TASC’s employees.
“Cliff’s enthusiasm for doing the right thing has not only had an obvious impact on our company, it has also help create a genuine spirit of teamwork and dedication among TASC’s employees,” says Dan Rashke, TASC CEO. “Being recognized as an Executive of the Year by In Business is further proof of the impact Cliff as had on TASC, its staff, and the entire benefits industry.”
Cliff will be featured in the February 2018 edition of the In Business magazine.
Madison, WI - December 7, 2017 – TASC (Total Administrative Service Corporation) announces that it is a multiple award winner in the prestigious One Planet® Awards. The coveted One Planet Awards is world's premier awards program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.
In addition to being listed as one of the "Most Awarded" companies, TASC won the following awards:
“It’s certainly an honor to have won multiple awards in the 2017 One Planet Awards, and TASC is pleased to earn this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Dan Rashke, TASC CEO. “These awards are a testament to TASC’s commitment to innovation and to hiring and promoting an experienced, skilled and professional staff.”
About the One Planet Awards
One Planet Awards recognizes companies for their business and professional excellence. The One Planet Awards honors are currently conferred in category sections which include outstanding individuals, executives, teams, new products and services, PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and organizations from all over the world. Learn more about the One Planet Awards at www.oneplanetawards.com and participate.
Madison, WI – December 7, 2017 – TASC has been named a bronze winner in the Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. The seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 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.
TASC is a consistent leader for charitable giving, regularly winning honors for various employee-organized fundraising efforts including American Red Cross®, the United Way and more. TASC gives a percentage of the year’s total corporate revenue to local charities every year. In addition, TASC gives employees up to five days a year of paid time for volunteering and donates $5 per hour to any charity at which a TASC employee volunteers during non-work hours.
In 2016, TASC was selected by the GiveBack Foundation to be the service provider for the U.S. Federal Government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is a workplace giving program that currently serves more than 6 million federal government employees and retirees. The GiveBack Foundation was awarded the CFC contract in 2016.
“TASC’s enthusiasm for doing the right thing has not only had an obvious impact on our communities, it has also help create a genuine spirit of teamwork and dedication among TASC’s employees,” says Dan Rashke, TASC CEO. “Being recognized with a Best in Biz Award further ensures that philanthropy will remain a way of life that’s instilled in the corporate culture of all TASC’s employees”
“Judging the Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year category in this year’s Best in Biz Awards was nearly impossible. These companies set the bar for best practices in the corporate world,” said Gina Jordan, WLRN-Miami Herald News Tallahassee Bureau. “It’s difficult to choose a winner when they’re all doing so much good. Kudos to the leaders and employees who are making a positive difference.”
TASC Partners with Benepay Technologies (www.benepaytech.com)
Madison, WI (October 16, 2017): TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with Benepay Technologies (BPT), a provider of human capital management solutions headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The largest privately-held, third-party employee benefits administrator in the country, TASC gains access to approximately 2,500 clients of BPT through this partnership.
“Benepay and TASC have come together to offer a unique solution – a TASC Bundle – to ease the administrative burdens of our employer clients. Prior to this TASC Bundle, clients had to use products that didn’t talk to each other, and pay higher prices for that privilege,” stated Norman Ireland, Chief Product Officer at BPT. “With the TASC Bundle from BPT/TASC, clients get an online solution with compliance and benefit account management, all for one low per employee per month price.”
“We are pleased to partner with BPT to address the many challenges Human Resources professionals face when dealing with benefits administration,” said Dan Rashke, CEO of TASC. “Their focus on technology and quality customer service is a perfect fit with our mission to deliver innovative services with right-touch experiences for our distributors, clients, and plan participants.”
Today, with a sales force of more than 10,000 combined distributors and regional sales directors and more than 1,000 employees nationwide, TASC generates in excess of $100 million in revenue and processes over $2 billion in payments annually.
BPT was founded in 2014 through a merger of Lyceum Business Services, LLC and BenePAY, LLC. The strength of BPT’s best-in-class technology is its seamless integration of HR, benefits administration, compliance and payroll processing in a single database. This fully integrated solution provides employers with high levels of accuracy and data integrity needed to successfully manage their expanding needs.
With BPT, clients of TASC will have access to additional benefits administration services. Clients of BPT will have access to TASC’s wide range of employee benefits solutions to clients of all sizes across all 50 states: Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Funded HRAs, Health Savings Accounts, workplace giving, tuition reimbursement, and payroll; COBRA, FMLA, and Retiree continuation services; and compliance services, including ERISA, PCORI, Form 5500 Preparation, and Non-Discrimination Testing.
Madison, WI, Sept. 27, 2017 — Cybersecurity and privacy now go hand in hand, with breaches at an inevitable state within all organizations.
“No one entity can be smart enough to fight it all off — we have to work together with other businesses across all industries,” said Cliff Mason, president of Madison-based Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC).
That was the takeaway from a panel of world-renowned cyber and data security experts at a recent forum hosted by TASC. Speakers at this free conference included David Bray, former CIO for the FCC, Steven Chabinsky, former deputy assistant director of cyber for the FBI, and Shane Harris, a journalist who covers intelligence agencies for The Wall Street Journal. The event drew attention to the need for higher standards in cyber and data security from America’s leading services providers in every industry..
“You need to assess what is important to you, how you're going to manage it, and how effort and resources you will commit to protecting it,” said Dan Rashke, CEO and owner of TASC. “We hosted the forum to gather ideas that will help others be better equipped to make that assessment as well.”
The recent Equifax hack, estimated to impact more than 200 million Americans — means that cybersecurity is top of mind for many. And that’s a good thing, because the threat is always there, even if the fallout of one of the largest security breaches in history isn’t dominating headlines.
As a provider of third-party employee benefits administration services, TASC’s highest priority is protecting the private data and money of its millions of American customers. In recognition of the massive threat from cybercriminals around the world, TASC made the investment in the cybersecurity and privacy forum to bring together the brightest minds in the field to foster ideas and collaboration in support of fighting cybercrime.
“It does not take expert technical talent to hack anymore; the geniuses are the ones creating the software programs that the (inexperienced) hackers pay to use,” said Don Codling, retired Unit Chief, FBI Cyber Division, and a speaker at the forum. “The tools nation-states used to have are now available on the internet for anyone to deploy.”
Too many companies view cybersecurity as the IT team’s responsibility, and take an inward-focused approach. If they make sure that all of the data stored internally is protected and encrypted, organizations feel safe. But that approach can create a false sense of security if companies are naive to the risks mismanaged third-party vendors can present to their own data and their customers’ data.
Through this conference, TASC brought awareness of the need to vet third-party vendors for their security standards, which should be a step in the creation of businesses’ own cybersecurity and privacy crisis management plan. Organizations need to realize that security measures are only as strong as the plan and the capacity to ensure its around-the-clock adherence by putting it to practice on a regular basis.
“(It is) negligent for a company to not recognize the level of importance and power around your customer’s data,” said Riad Amro, director of information security at TASC. “It is your responsibility to act according to the level of security measures needed to protect that. Put yourself on the offensive side; put your organization in a position to handle a breach — have your incident response plan ready.”
MADISON, WI – August 29, 2017 – Kathy Blumenfeld, TASC’s Vice President of Special Operations has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards® for Best Product or Program Director (Woman). The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, international business, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.When the Give Back Foundation chose TASC to be the service provider for the federal government’s workplace giving program TASC had to quickly gear up to support the largest employer in the country. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is open to all 4.2 million federal employees and to another roughly two million federal retirees. Kathy Blumenfeld has been instrumental in developing the systems, staff, and direction for this project. A business leader with extensive experience in diverse areas of the financial services industry, Kathy is skilled in leading cross-functional teams to implement game-changing outcomes and possesses a strong ability to drive innovation to improve profitability.
“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Golden Bridge Awards,” said Kathy Blumenfeld, TASC Vice President of Special Operations. “This award is a testament to my entire team at TASC, and the hard work and commitment they have to providing the CFC with the best possible workplace giving program.”
Madison, WI – August 21, 2017 - TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) the nation’s largest, privately held, stand-alone, third-party administrator for employee benefits programs is in search of 20 new employees in Madison, Wisconsin. This expansion is a direct result of TASC being named the service provider to the Federal Combined Campaign (CFC) by the Give Back Foundation.
TASC is looking to hire 20 Customer Care Specialists to start on September 9, 2017. These are temporary positions ending in mid –January 2018. Requirements include: customer service experience, friendly phone demeanor, and proficiency with Microsoft Office products. In addition, TASC is looking for three Processing Specialists. Requirements include: 10 key skills, the ability to follow directions, and the ability to work independently. Processing Specialists are needed to prep, scan and enter paper enrollment forms.
Both of these positions start in September 2017 and end in mid-January 2018. These are full time position, working eight hours shifts between 8:00 am - 6pm, Monday – Friday. Employees will receive full health benefits offered after 30 days, paid time off and paid holidays.
For more information regarding these other open positions at TASC, or to apply visit www.tasconline.com/careers and click on Current Openings.
MADISON, WI – August 16, 2017 – TASC has earned the prestigious Gold status in the Golden Bridge Awards® for their Compliance Dashboard. The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, innovations, best deployments, product management, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, international business, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.
TASC’s Compliance Central Dashboard system is an interactive software tool which provides clients with a quick analysis of their current state of compliance with Federal benefit regulations; a roadmap / checklist of compliance needs and a visual representation of their current state of compliance including potential monetary liability.
“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Golden Bridge Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Daniel Rashke, TASC Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “This award is a testament to TASC’s commitment to helping clients stay current and compliant with all the Federal benefit regulations.”
Madison, Wisconsin – August 9, 2017 - TASC is proud to be the service provider for Give Back Foundation. This successful partnership provides workplace giving administration services to the US Federal Government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – for more than 6 million employees.
The CFC is a workplace giving program that currently serves more than 4 million federal government employees and more than 2 million federal government retirees. The Give Back Foundation was awarded the CFC contract in 2016 and chose TASC to help take the CFC’s paper-based enrollment system to a new online platform.
Recently, TASC and its new relationship with the Federal Government has been featured in two local publications, the Wisconsin State Journal and In Business Magazine. Check out the articles in the In Business Magazine (http://www.ibmadison.com/In-Business-Madison/August-2017/Giving-just-got-easier-for-6-million-federal-employees/) and the Wisconsin State Journal (http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/madison-based-tasc-to-digitize-charity-giving-for-federal-employees/article_9e160d05-6036-5922-8f1a-a4351b1778ec.html).
“It is an incredible opportunity to offer our services to the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management,” said TASC CEO Dan Rashke. “Being selected by the Give Back Foundation as the service provider is an honor and a privilege. Our mission is offering valued benefit administration services that give customers peace of mind and innovative solutions. The charity enrollment system is built to do just that – have federal government employees and retirees know that CFC-included charities meet all IRS requirements and do what they say they will do. We love knowing that we can take care of employees from the smallest one-person shop to the largest employer in the US – the Federal Government.”
Madison— July 21, 2017 — TASC is among thirty companies and nonprofit organizations that have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. In total, 233 businesses, products and services from around the state were nominated. The finalists were determined by a panel of 23 statewide industry experts, with winners to be announced on October 4, 2017 at an awards ceremony at the Wisconsin Union Theater in Madison. Nominations spanned all parts of Wisconsin, represented large, medium and small companies, startups, established businesses, and nearly all industries.
TASC was recognized for development of an innovative, propriety system that automated the charity enrollment process for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the workplace giving program for the U.S. Federal Government. The updating of the CFC’s program from a paper-based system to TASC’s online program will help charities save time and money, while increasing donations and improving security.
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) connects and showcases innovators throughout the state of Wisconsin, across industries and organizations of all shapes and sizes. By producing and providing educational media content, organizing a statewide network of experts willing to mentor and support each other, and hosting events that highlight groundbreaking work, WIA is building a lasting legacy of instruction inspired by Wisconsin’s thinkers, makers, creators, and designers. WIA fosters innovation in this state and helps shine a light on companies throughout the state that have transformational ideas.
Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 26, 2017 during the annual 2017 SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.
MADISON, WI - May 30, 2017 – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) has been announced as a Gold Winner in the prestigious Pillar® World Awards in the Best Products and Services of the Year category for a its ACA Employer Reporting service offering. The coveted annual Pillar® World Awards is world's premier awards program honoring best employers.
TASC’s ACA Employer Reporting service, helped thousands of employers meet the requirements of the new Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (ESRM) reporting rules. This new reporting requirement tasked employers with compiling detailed data for each of their employees and their dependents for every month of the year. TASC immediately recognized the urgent need for clarity and guidance during this somewhat hectic and confusing time. And when TASC’s competitors began to cease accepting new business altogether for fear of missing the deadline, TASC kept helping.
“It’s an honor to be named a winner by Pillar World Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said TASC Chief Executive Officer Dan Rashke. “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.”
About the Pillar World Awards
SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in 10 annual award programs: CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Business Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, Pillar Employee Recognitions World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The Pillar World Awards at www.pillarworldawards.com