The Norman Transcript


July 28, 2013

Nextep changes business model

NORMAN — The Affordable Care Act has been a concern for the small business community that has been growing rapidly as we draw closer to the changes scheduled to take place on Jan. 1.

Nextep’s ACA-certified employee benefits manager, Shelley Hopper, is constantly answering questions from clients and prospective clients regarding this massive piece of legislation. 

“We have been in the process of enhancing our service offering as a direct reaction to the Affordable Care Act and the impact that will have on our clients, and we are excited to announce that we have a solution available,” Hopper said. 

To meet the changing needs of clients, Nextep has transitioned to a large-group medical plan. This has allowed Nextep to leverage economies of scale to provide health plans that are more affordable for its small business clients and 100 percent compliant with ACA regulations.

“We’ve gotten a great response from clients so far,” said Thomas A. Shehan, president and CEO of Nextep. “They appreciate the financial savings and robust plan offerings, but even more, they’re relieved that they don’t have to worry about health care reform because they know we’ve got it covered.”

Based in Norman, Nextep is a premier professional employer organization that gives small- to medium-sized businesses access to Fortune 500 benefits, robust employee management technology and experienced, certified professionals in human resources, employee benefits, workers’ compensation and payroll.

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