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TASC Releases Benefit Account Planning For Clients

TASC’s Plan Advisor Will Help Clients Get the Benefits They Want!

Madison, WI (March 12, 2022) – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), a national third-party administrator of employee benefits administrator is proud to announce a new service available to brokers and clients, TASC’s Plan Advisors.  Plan Advisor offers a consultation-focused service that provides detailed discussions with employers about their employee benefit needs and goals. With an ability to tailor benefits account specifically for each employer, the Plan Advisor will help employers deliver employee benefit accounts that employees are now demanding making it easier for them to attract and retain employees.

With Universal Benefit Account®, clients have endless accounts at their fingertips to meet their employee benefit needs. The problem many clients face, is that they may not even know all the benefit accounts they can offer through the Universal Benefit Account. TASC understands this challenge and have developed an answer!

By talking with a plan advisor, clients now have access to someone who can help them plan, select and tackle important employee benefit account decisions as their business evolves. With an ability to tailor benefits account specifically for their business, our Advisors provide an amazing array of choices through the Universal Benefit Account that employers need today.

By partnering with an advisor client will benefit from:

  • Access to foremost experts on employee benefit account configuration, attributes, features, and uses.
  • Free consultation and needs assessment to build a plan to meet their employee benefit goals.
  • Help with choosing the most appropriate accounts and features based on their priorities and needs
  • Access to case studies showing how employers have designed their benefit plans to meet their needs.
  • Help with building a plan so they can provide for the people who matter… their employees.

TASC’s Chief Executive officer and owner Dan Rashke says, “We hope every TASC client will take this opportunity to become an employer of choice by working with plan advisor to create and offer the best employee benefit package they can.”

To learn more, visit the TASC website at www.tasconline.com, or contact TASC directly at 833-433-1002.

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TASC 2021 Charitable Donations Total One Million Dollars

TASC’s donations were made possible through gifts from employees and the Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation.

December 22, 2021 (Madison, WI) – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) announced today a charitable donation of one million dollars under the company’s CARES program. CARES is TASC’s long-standing commitment to philanthropy and giving back. Financial support provided to organizations from TASC employees and the company, as well as employee volunteer efforts and the company’s in-kind program led to this momentous contribution to communities the past year.

TASC employees donated $354,322 this year to charities in communities where they live. Through the company’s Community Giving Campaign, more than $212,000 was donated to support United Ways chapters and nonprofit organizations. Employees also volunteered more than 5,532 hours through the company’s paid volunteer time and Dollars for Doers program, valued at over $210,000.

“At TASC, we lead by example to create a culture of giving. Our employees engage deeply with their volunteer efforts as well as raise and donate significant dollars to causes they are passionate about,” said Daniel Rashke, CEO of TASC. “We foster our employees philanthropic spirit to improve the health, wealth, and well-being of their communities.”

In addition to employees’ contributions to making a difference, TASC along with the Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation, donated nearly $400,000 through direct financial support to charitable organizations as well as in-kind services. TASC’s in-kind services provide up to $1,000 per year of benefit administration services for free which not only helps the nonprofit save money to invest in their mission but also helps the nonprofit employees pay less taxes so their paycheck goes further.

“There has never been a time when charitable giving has been more important, but at TASC we want to go beyond the traditional donations, and offer nonprofits benefits to attract and retain employees who work hard to improve our communities,” shared Rashke.

Nonprofits interested in learning more about TASC’s CARES program, including in-kind services, donation requests, or engaging with employees for volunteer opportunities, can visit https://www.tasconline.com/tasc-cares/.

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The Everyday Philanthropist Act Drops in the US Senate

Bipartisan Bill Would Incentivize Charitable Giving and Broaden the Nation’s Philanthropic Base

Madison, WI (December 8, 2021)

The Everyday Philanthropist Act (S. 3191) – a bipartisan bill to incentivize charitable giving by providing Americans with an effective tax break – has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).[1] This bill would allow employees to set aside up to $2,700 per year, on a pre-tax basis, to give to the charity or charities of their choice through the establishment of Flexible Giving Accounts (FGAs).

Charities and non-profit groups throughout the U.S. serve some of the most vulnerable populations in our communities and are essential to addressing some of the most pressing needs. Unfortunately, when many of the services these groups provide are most needed, they are facing significant reductions in giving. 

The Everyday Philanthropist Act gives taxpayers the ability to make charitable donations on a pre-tax basis. Our current tax code provides only taxpayers who itemize their deductions - those typically in the highest tax brackets – the opportunity to lower their income taxes by giving to charity. The Everyday Philanthropist Act changes that. Providing encouragement for non-itemizers to want to give more, more often.

This straightforward improvement to the tax code will broaden the nation’s philanthropic base, provide increased incentive to give now and foster a culture of more regular charitable donations for the future. Further, the establishment of pre-tax FGAs as set forth in S. 3191 would incentivize charitable giving in a manner that is fiscally sound, compliance friendly, and effective.

“The Everyday Philanthropist Act would help people who give currently to give more and encourage those who don’t already give to start,” says Dan Rashke, Founder of The Greater Give. “It would revolutionize the way Americans give back and could have incredible impacts on those in our community who are in need.”

About The Greater Give
The Greater Give (TGG) is a nonprofit organization working to increase charitable giving by cultivating a movement of shared responsibility between employers and their employees. TGG helps employers easily implement workplace giving initiatives by educating employers on strategic philanthropy, advocating for changes in public policy, and connecting like-minded businesses.



[1] Companion legislation (HR 4585) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) on July 20, 2021.

 

TASC Launches Vaccination Verification Offering

Madison, Wis. (December 1, 2021) – To assist employers trying to set up their own workplace testing and vaccination programs or to meet state or federal mandates, TASC’s Vaccination Verification offering is the answer.

All employers need a safe and healthy work environment, but it's hard to keep up with rapidly evolving vaccine guidelines and requirements. The TASC Vaccination Verification offering will relieve the burden, cost and risk for employers to manage and verify the vaccination and testing medical records for employees, contractors, vendors or visitors. This offering includes:

  • Human verified vaccination and testing submissions
  • An easy-to-use system for employers to get a real time access to the status of their employees vaccination or testing submissions
  • An intuitive mobile experience for employees to snap a picture and submit their vaccination information with multifactor authentication and data encryption giving them peace of mind their personal information is safe and secure.
  • Audit support services to help employers respond to a regulator inquiring about their program, the status of their employees or access to a specific employee testing or vaccination status avoiding non-compliance fines that could cost thousands.
  • Guidance on how an employer can build their vaccination and/or testing program and customizable plan documentation to provide their employees whether they are implementing their own work place program or needing to comply with state or federal regulations.

“We know from our years of experience in employee benefits and compliance that you need to have a plan in place, so you're prepared to readily respond to the rules when a decision is made,” says TASC Chief Executive Officer Dan Rashke. “With the Vaccination Verification offering employers can avoid non-compliance fines that could cost them thousands of dollars.”

Here’s how it works:

  • TASC walks employers through plan setup and online tools.
  • TASC provides employers with program design guidance, and ready-to-use customizable policy documents and employee communication.
  • TASC helps employers get their employees enrolled in the program
  • TASC provides employees, vendors, or contractors with instructions on how to use the mobile app to get started and to submit their vaccination or testing information.
  • TASC verifies the submission and provides a real time status of submissions and a report for employers to manage their employees.

Plus TASC’s Vaccination Verification offering works perfectly with its Vaccination Reward or Incentive Account! This account allows employers to give their employees an incentives or rewards for complying with COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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MPX Dev is here and it’s going to change software development.

Though new to the scene, MPX Dev has already established an impressive list of customers in industries such as credit card processing, financial services and they provide support one of the largest third-party benefit administrators in the country.

This cutting-edge software development company delivers IT Cloud Development, Software Project Development (Multi-platform Mobile Applications, Full-scale Web Systems), and Resource Augmentation and helps businesses take their ideas to the next level.

MPX Dev is unique in that their talented software developers take ambitious ideas and technology needs through the finish line without hiring on full-scale software developers. The MPX Dev team has years of experience and a highly trained staff trained to rapidly deliver any type of development project in any industry.

"The goal at MPX Dev is to make your business better by delivering software solutions that accelerate sales and reduce manual processes. Our team is built to deliver end to end solutions that take the complexity out of building software and allow you to focus on what you do best.” Director of MPX Dev, Stephen Rousey. “We are taking on the software challenges so businesses can run more effectively, efficiently and assertively."

The company offers cloud-based solutions with a personalized approach to deliver premium and specialty solutions to any business. With services backed by the latest technological advances, groundbreaking technology allows MPX Dev the ability to take business endeavors to the ‘cloud’ seamlessly.

For more information on MPX Dev please visit the MPX Dev website. Information can also be found on LinkedIn.

Contact 

Stephen Rousey

MPX Dev LLC.                                                                                                                            Stephen.Rousey@MPXDevgroup.com                                                                                                                          303.246.3688

 

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TASC Selected as Sub-Prime Contractor for Employee Benefits for the Office of the United States Department of the Treasury Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

TASC has been selected as a sub-prime provider with the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

TASC will be working with ProSidian Consulting, an integrated management and operations consulting firm to provide exceptional benefits and service to the OCC, an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.

We are proud to have had an immensely successful implementation TASC’s benefit account service. TASC and ProSidian Consulting were able to seamlessly integrate the OCC to their new contract showcasing the agility and nimbleness of the program and the capabilities of these two highly successful organizations.

TASC’s Universal Benefit Account® platform is designed to help bridge the gap between health and wealth. To enable employers to empower employees with choice, convenience, and control over their hard-earned money to maximize their benefits and tax savings.

“TASC is breaking the mold with Universal Benefit Account® and clients are taking notice. We are offering a secure, innovative platform that allowed clients to tailor the features they offer to work for their employees. Each employee has different needs, and the benefits employers offer should work for every employee. TASC is proud to bring that to life for the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller and of the currency.” TASC CEO Dan Rashke.

From the debit card feature, dependent care and even the popular TASC mobile app, there are an endless aisle of features the OCC employees can take advantage of that work for them. We were able to transition the OCC to a system that works for them and their employees, meeting the ever-changing needs of over 2500 participants with configurable benefits that work for them.  

About TASC 

Since 1975, TASC has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and their employees and worked with them to provide benefit options that feel like benefits every day and in times of great need. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, TASC is the nation’s largest, privately held, third-party administrator for employee benefits programs. www.tasconline.com 

About the Office of the United States Department of the Treasury Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. We ensure that the banks we supervise operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. The OCC receives no appropriations from Congress. https://www.occ.treas.gov/index.html

About ProSidian Consulting

ProSidian Consulting is an integrated management and operations consulting firm with a reputation for its strong national practice spanning six solution areas including Risk Management, Compliance, Business Process, IT Effectiveness, Energy and Sustainability, Human Capital. Helping clients improve operations critical to business success.

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TASC Partnering with City of Madison for Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Madison, Wisconsin – June 17, 2020 – TASC and Give Back Foundation are proud to partner with the City of Madison as the Disbursement Partner and Fiscal Agent for its Guaranteed Income Pilot Program.

TASC is excited to work on the Guaranteed Income pilot program and in addition to the partnership with Give Back Foundation, TASC has donated money and resources to help the program be a success for the Madison area.

TASC is committed to bettering our community and being a part of this pilot program is an important step in that journey.

TASC is a for-profit, privately held tech-enabled financial and administrative subscription-as-a-service organization designed to handle the needs of the role of an MGI Guaranteed Income Disbursement Partner. 

“This is an amazing opportunity to provide financial assistance to those in need in the City of Madison.” Said TASC CEO Dan Rashke. “This partnership speaks to the core of TASC’s mission to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of our customer, employees and communities.”

The Guaranteed Income pilot program is showing immense signs of success in other cities and TASC is eager to be a part of bringing that success to Madison. The benefits of this program will reach far beyond immediate recipients of this program, it will benefit entire communities.

About TASC

Since 1975, we have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and their employees and work with them to provide benefit options that feel like benefits every day and in times of great need. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, TASC is the nation’s largest, privately held, third-party administrator for employee benefits programs. A philanthropy-driven, family-owned business, TASC delivers innovative quality solutions that help protect the rights of more than 65,000 sole proprietors, family farmers and business owners of all sizes all over the country. www.tasconline.com 

About the Give Back Foundation

The GiveBack Foundation is a 501(c)(3) offering a unique solution that encourages more people, giving more, more often, to more charitable organizations.  With access to more than 1.5 million IRS approved charities, the GiveBack Foundation the peace of mind that their generosity goes where you expect and will make a difference. www.giveback.org  

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TASC and Secova Partner for Benefits

June 2, 2021 – In this time of change, Secova and TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) have joined forces to make benefits feel like benefits. Through this partnership, employers will now be able to sign up for all their benefits on one platform. Secova’s online, comprehensive benefits enrollment platform makes it easier to process elections, complete life events changes, educate employees, reduce paper transactions, and enable expansive flexible benefit accounts by bringing them all together.

Too often, the experience of signing up for and utilizing multiple benefits is so difficult, frustrating and time-consuming that employees simply don’t use them. With TASC’s Universal Benefit Account®, Secova adds secure and comprehensive benefit offerings to the BenAssure platform, thus making it easier and offering a world-class customer experience for employers and their employees.

“A unified platform is the key to increasing flexibility in all aspects of benefits administration,” says Ron Lupi, Secova executive. “We are impressed with the more than 50 different benefits offerings that TASC’s Universal Benefit Account can provide our clients. In today’s ever-changing work and benefit environment, employers need the ability to adapt benefit offerings to work for their business and employees.”

The importance of increasing engagement through benefit enhancement can’t be ignored. A study by the Workplace Research Foundation found that employees who are highly engaged are 38% more likely to offer their employers above-average productivity. A successful benefits program requires more than a strategic selection of the benefits themselves.

“A benefit is only as good as the experience an employee has in accessing it — and that’s where many company benefit programs fall short. This includes not having a platform that brings all benefits together. That’s what we see in partnering with Secova, a single platform where all employer offerings are together — how you present benefits does matter,” shares Dawn Mortimer, Chief Innovation Officer. “The expectation today, for most employees, and particularly millennials who are tech savvy, is a seamless digital user experience; the expectation is one platform with one portal, one password, one card, and a user experience that’s the same across all devices.”

About Secova
Founded in 1989, Secova is a results-oriented third-party administrator with a track record of delivering cost savings and customer-satisfying solutions. Secova provides customized solutions for the administration of employee benefits and human resources, resulting in more efficient HR operations, increased data visibility, and comprehensive auditing capabilities. The Secova solution offers 24×7 Health & Welfare services without requiring our clients to choose between quality and breadth. Secova processes more than 80 million eligibility records, $1 billion in healthcare premiums, and manages over 450 vendor/carrier relationships annually on behalf of its clients.

About TASC
TASC started in 1975 with a simple, yet innovative idea of enabling small businesses to reap the same tax advantages as larger companies. As the nation’s largest privately-held third-party benefits administrator (TPA) with new innovations every two years since 2001, TASC now serves over 80,000 small, medium and large customers. In addition to being the only TPA that offers hold harmless agreements or audit guarantees for your protection, TASC is blazing new trails with a one-of-a-kind, industry first, instantly configurable benefits cloud platform. For more information, visit www.tasclargemarkets.com/sso or call toll free 1-800-422-4661.

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TASC Releases a Vaccination Reward Account to Help Companies’ Bottomline and Save Countless Lives

Nearly half of U.S. citizens indicate they will refuse or delay getting the COVID-19 vaccination.

April 20, 2021 - Keeping employees healthy at work and helping them return to work safely is critical for all businesses. One way to help employees return as safely as possible is by encouraging them to get vaccinated. That’s where the new Vaccine Wellness Reward account comes in.

As vaccines for COVID-19 become more widely available, incentivizing employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or even the seasonal flu can make a real difference. By giving an incentive to get vaccinated, employer will increase the number of employees who get vaccinated, because there’s something in it for them. And it’s good for business because the more employees that get vaccinated, the more they avoid serious illness keeping them on the job and productive plus they reduce the risk of passing illnesses on to their coworkers.

How will it work?

In just a few steps clients of TASC can quickly turn on the Vaccination Reward Account in the Universal Benefit Account®.  When an employee gets vaccinated and submits proof of vaccination to TASC, TASC will fund the employees account with specified amount.

A real advantage of the Universal Benefit Account® is its endless aisle with the ability to quickly add new accounts to meet any changes in regulations, business priorities, or employee needs. With the new Vaccination Reward Account, employers can respond quickly to the needs of their employees when they need it most!

Giving Time off to Vote - "It's Important to Democracy"

October 26, 2020 - NBC15 (WMTV) featured our CEO, Dan Rashke, in a story about giving employees paid time off to vote and encouraging other businesses to do the same. "Madison companies give employees time off to vote."

Dan Rashke, TASC CEO, editorial in Madison InBusiness Magazine

May 4, 2020 - InBusiness Magazine's May issue shares how the Coronavirus will change healthcare. TASC CEO Dan Rashke shares his thoughts in the editorial "Leading with a stewardship mindset in midst of crisis." 

OC Today (Ocean City, MD) shares things employers should know about COVID-19 and paid leave

May 1, 2020 - OC Today interviewed TASC Compliance Vice President of Sales, Carolyn McNairy for their article, "Things all employers should know about coronavirus paid leave." 

Talk Wisconsin (TVW) learns how TASC responds to employers navigating COVID-19 changes

April 20, 2020 – TVW interviewed TASC Chief Innovation Officer, Dawn Mortimer, for their COVID-19 Impact & Innovation series. Dawn shared how TASCresponds.com is helping employers now and how it continues the company’s desire to help in the future.  

WI State Journal promotes TASC responds offer of free consultations for Dane County employers

April 12, 2020 – Dane County, WI employers that need of help restructuring benefits programs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can call on TASC and our website TASCResponds.com. Read the full article here

Channel 3000 mentions TASC Emergency Response Accounts

April 9, 2020 - Neil Heinen mentioned TASC efforts in his editorial "Help each other when we need it most" on how our emergency benefit accounts are free to Dane County, WI businesses in 2020. 

NBC15 on TASCResponds.com

April 9, 2020 - Local Madison NBC affilitate WMTV featured TASC CEO Dan Rashke in a news segment on how TASC is helping businesses during COVID-19. The story is available here.

TASC: Helping Employers Respond with Free Emergency Response Benefits for COVID-19

March 31, 2020 – TASC is making their expertise and Emergency Benefit Accounts available for FREE during 2020 for Dane County employers, regardless if they are already a TASC customer.

Emergency Response Benefits include:

  • Emergency Expense Reimbursement Account: covers unforeseen expenses during difficult circumstances, including medical expenses, medical testing and treatments, as well as dependent care costs.
  • Emergency Expense HRA: reimburses all 213(d) medical expenses resulting from a public healthcare crisis, including additional co-pays, prescriptions and other out-of-pockets costs.
  • Back-up Care Reimbursement Account: helps pay for unexpected dependent care costs when regular care is unavailable.
  • Emergency Loan Account: generates interest-free loans that are repaid via payroll deduction.
  • Employee Crisis Fund Account: provides grants to qualified employees facing financial hardship from a personal, regional or national crisis. Employer-funded account that can accept employee contributions.
  • Home Office Account: reimburses the cost of qualifying home office equipment and supplies.
  • Work Clothes Account: reimburses purchase of uniforms and/or safety items, such as safety goggles or protective shoes, required to do the job.
  • Giving Account Options: enables charitable donations that are tax advantageous or otherwise, funded by employees and/or matched by employers to nonprofit agencies.

Dan Rashke, CEO of TASC, shares “I feel so fortunate to work with a number of community leaders and am so impressed how organizations and businesses have banded together during this time of crisis to serve our community. We know that when you converge the social and business interests of TASC it can create the most value for all stakeholders.”

TASC Family Foundation Helps Take Care of Communities

March 27, 2020 — The Dan & Patti Rashke (TASC) Family Foundation committed to a six-figure grant to be distributed to the United Way’s in the areas where there are concentrated numbers of TASC employees who supported the 2019 United Way campaign. This gift is to be designated to provide basic needs those financially impacted by the COVID-19 situation. 

TASC wins three honors in the 4th Annual 2019 One Planet Awards

January 2020 – TASC has been named a winner in three categories 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. 

More than 50 judges from around the world representing a wide spectrum of industry experts participated in the judging process.

  • Silver award for Company of the Year in the Healthcare Products & Services, for employers with 11 - 2,499 employees
  • Gold award in the Health & Medical Information Solution category.
  • Gold award Woman of the Year in Business & the Professions, 11 – 2,499 Employees for Chief Development Officer, Pam Reynolds for her part in helping create the innovative Universal Benefit Account®.

“It’s an honor win One Planet Awards,” said TASC President Cliff Mason. “These awards are a testament to our commitment to provide innovative services solving employers benefit account needs.” 

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