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

Christine Swinehart, CEO
Tacoma, WA

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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

Self-funded Plans Compliance Alert: Transitional Reinsurance Fee Reporting EXTENDED until December 5, 2014

On Friday, November 14, CMS extended the November 17, 2014 deadline for contributing entities (employers with self-insured medical plans) to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for the transitional reinsurance program. The deadline has been extended until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014. The January 15, 2015 and November 15, 2015 payment deadlines remain the same.

7 Biggest Myths About Affordable Care Act: Strategies in 2014

As a self-proclaimed health care reform specialist, I see and hear many misconceptions about how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects Washington State employers. Some of this comes from assisting clients as the open enrollment season approaches.

EmSpring Partners with Moss Adams and Stokes Lawrence on Health Care Reform Educational Event for Employers, HR Professionals

October 22, 2014, Yakima, WA – EmSpring Corporation, an independent benefits advisory firm, recently announced an upcoming educational event in Richland, WA, focused on the Affordable Care Act (aka Health Care Reform) and how employers can meet the law’s diverse requirements yet still retain and attract employees.

WAHC News Op-ed: Ineffective Cost Controls Will Doom the ACA

I am not happy about this. As an independent benefits consultant and health insurance broker, I know firsthand that our health care system is broken and in need of an overhaul. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a valiant and for the most part, a worthy effort.