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Essential StaffCARE

Health Insurance & Benefits - For You And Your Family

Certified Employment Group is pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with Essential StaffCare (ESC) to provide a health benefit plan that is designed specifically for employees of the staffing industry.

ESC is the fastest growing health insurance and benefits package for temporary employees with over 400,000 temporary employees enrolling each year. ESC is underwritten by BCS. BCS is majority owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans and is administered by Planned Administrators (PAI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC. PAI provides quality plan administration and expertise in administering health care plans with a dedicated ESC team of professionals. The ESC plan provides you with higher overall benefits at a lower weekly cost.

Behind every health plan at ESC is a team of customer service representatives and claims processors. During normal business hours, you are always able to reach a customer service representative who can help you with your questions regarding your plan or benefits. ESC consistently exceeds industry performance standards and has an ongoing commitment to high quality personal service.

All new hires of Certified Employment Group will have a 30 day Open Enrollment period beginning on their first paycheck date. Your premium will be paid weekly through a payroll deduction directly to ESC. The Essential StaffCARE Enrollment Form is included in your new hire materials and must be completed by electing Yes or No to benefits. Details of the plan are available here.

Open Enrollment for Essential StaffCare:

From November 10th - November 30th all employees may sign up for health coverage under our special group rates. You can choose to purchase the Fixed Indemnity Medical Plan or the MEC Wellness/Preventive Plan or both.

Fixed Indemnity Medical Plan Weekly Rates:
Employee Only - $19.98/wk*
Employee + 1 - $40.54/wk*
Employee + Family - $54.14/wk*
*Medical only rates. Dental and Vision plan options are also available for an additional cost.

MEC Wellness/Preventive Plan Monthly Rates:
Employee Only - $67.26/mo
Employee + 1 - $104.52/mo
Employee + Family - $235.48/mo

For new enrollment or changes to your current plan (including adding dependents), please contact your branch for more details.

Please note this fixed medical indemnity benefit plan is a supplement to health insurance. It is not a substitute for essential health benefits or minimum essential coverage as defined under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).