Cascade Regional


"We rely heavily on EmSpring's experience and advice."

Christine Swinehart, CEO
Tacoma, WA

Services Spotlight

See a 1 minute overview of our HR & Benefits Online Resource Center!


Private Online Exchange = Defined contribution + plan choice! Learn more here.


Watch a screencast or ask Kathy about our easy online compliance tool!

Welcome To EmSpring Corporation

EmSpring™ Corporation's employee benefits brokerage services emphasize creative health insurance and employee benefit plans. We specialize in self-funded medical coverage plans, helping our Pacific Northwest (Washington State, Oregon or Idaho) employer clients design ACA-compliant employee benefit plans that attract and retain the best employees. A good employee benefits strategy costs less than employer penalties related to non-compliance with Health Care Reform's plan requirements.

We go beyond employee benefits, providing an HR Help Desk, HRIS & Payroll Technology, HR Consulting and online Compliance tools that help you stay on top of day-to-day HR and Benefits responsibilities, plus strategically plan for the future. Our EmSpring Benefits Marketplace is an online private exchange solution that allows employers to contribute a flat dollar amount to their employees health plans while also offering more health plan and employee benefit options.

If you're a Washington State, Oregon or Idaho employer, let's talk. As your employee benefits broker-of-record, we'll work with you to design an employee benefits plan that meets your needs.

Employee benefits, and particularly health, life, disability and retirement benefits are unlike anything else people purchase and manage. Employee benefit plans that employers offer not only have a direct and often profound effect on the lives of employees and their families, they make a significant statement about the philosophy and culture of every employer organization. The advent of the Affordable Care Act hasn't changed that.

Latest News

August 2014 EmSpring Benefits Advisor: ACA Ag Forum Save the Date, Compliance Checklist 2015, New HR Webinars

EmSpring 2014 ACA Ag Forum!

Join us at the Howard Johnson Plaza in Yakima on October 1st from 8:00 to 10:15 a.m. as our local multi-expert panel addresses Health Care Reform issues and their impact on our agricultural employers. Complimentary registration for agricultural employers and management.

IRS Releases Draft ACA Reporting Forms for Employers and Health Insurance Issuers

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released draft forms that applicable large employers and health insurance issuers will use to report information regarding health coverage, as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) starting in 2015. (The first reporting will be due in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the 2015 calendar year.)

EmSpring Celebrates Kathy Rheaume’s 15 Years with the Company

Yakima, WA, July 23, 2014 – EmSpring™ Corporation’s Kathy Rheaume of Selah, WA celebrates 15 years with EmSpring Corporation this week. Rheaume is the Senior Self-Funded Account Manager and Vice President of Client Services, and has recently been awarded the Certified Self Funding Specialist® (CSFS®) designation through the Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA).

Health Care Reform Legislative Brief: Workplace Wellness Program Nondiscrimination Rules

Effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, the ACA adopts the existing HIPAA nondiscrimination requirements for health-contingent wellness programs with some modifications. The ACA also increased the maximum reward that can be offered under these programs.