There’s still time to earn the Provider Incentive Program trip to Killarney

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This is an exciting year at TASC as hundreds of thousands of customers are now enjoying the benefits of Universal Benefit Account! Are you making the most of this revolutionary offering? Are you on your way to earning our Provider Incentive Program trip? Top 2019 distributors will be shouting the good news from the hilltop hamlets of Killarney, Ireland!

Guests will enjoy one of the best-known five-star luxury hotels in Ireland, the Europe Hotel & Resort, overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney. The Europe offers a wide range of wonderful leisure activities on the extensive grounds to help you unwind, including golf, fishing, hiking, swimming, and spa treatments.

Killarney is well known for its excellent shops, restaurants, and cosmopolitan appeal. Browse in a bookstore, admire art, or savor the delights of homemade ice cream or a pint of Guinness. You may even take an excursion to Killarney National Park, tour the nineteenth-century Victorian mansion Muckross House, visit the Gap of Dunloe and the fifteenth-century Ross Castle, and explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way with stunning views on the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula.

What will you experience on the Emerald Isle?

  • VIP-style treatment at The Europe Hotel & Resort, Ireland’s Best Resort Hotel (2018 National Hospitality Award).
  • The inside scoop on latest TASC news, benefit accounts, and innovations.
  • Valuable industry “insider” meetings that will give you an edge on the competition.
  • Fine food and excellent service.
  • Exclusive excursions where you can enjoy the best of Ireland’s culture and attractions.
  • An opportunity to establish lifelong friendships with peers in the industry.

If you haven’t already done so, contact your Regional Sales Director (RSD) to create an end-of-the-year sales plan! For more information about our Provider Incentive Program, view the 2019 Rules Flyer at tascpip.com.

Building a Bright Future

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Get ready for a vibrant mountain destination! As part of our Provider Incentive Program, top 2018 distributors will earn a trip to the beautiful and charming city of Asheville, North Carolina, and stay at the grand Omni Grove Park Inn!

With its innovative culture and breathtaking mountain scenery, it’s no surprise that Asheville was named by National Geographic Travel as an “up and coming” city in its new book, World’s Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations.

Build a bright future with us in 2018, and experience abundant rewards in Asheville:

  • Visit a welcoming, vibrant location offering adventure and tranquility.
  • Be treated VIP-style treatment at an exquisite 4-diamond property.
  • Get the inside scoop on latest TASC news, service offerings, and innovations.
  • Gain an edge on the competition via valuable industry “insider” meetings.
  • Savor some of the best regional fare—a mecca of high southern cuisine.
  • Absorb the area’s culture and attractions via exclusive excursions.
  • Establish lifelong friendships with peers in the industry.
  • Celebrate the mountain scenery in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Rejuvenate in luxury at the The Spa at Omni Grove Park Inn.

Click here to view the PIP Asheville brochure.

Be sure to work with your Regional Sales Director on how to earn the trip.

We look forward to a great year together and hope to see you in Asheville.

There’s still time to make it a grand year!

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Labor Day has passed, marking the end of summer—and we are now into the busiest selling season of the year. Are you interested in earning our amazing incentive trip to Grand Cayman? You can!

Visit www.tascpip.com to familiarize yourself with the Provider Incentive Program (PIP), learn about the destination, and view a preliminary agenda. Then, contact your Regional Sales Director (RSD) to create an end-of-the-year sales plan—and make it a grand year!

Guests will experience the all-new Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. In the very heart of Grand Cayman, the resort is recognized for its excellence, with a full sensory experience that uplifts and energizes. Lounge in luxury. Pause in the pool. Swim with a stingray! Stroll Seven Mile Beach. Dive with the dolphins. Join us and experience Grand Cayman Island!

Here are several reasons why you should earn the trip:

  • A magnificent, breathtaking location offering adventure and tranquility.
  • VIP-style treatment at an exquisite 4-diamond property.
  • The inside scoop on latest TASC news, service offerings, and innovations.
  • Valuable industry “insider” meetings that will give an edge on the competition.
  • Exclusive excursions to absorb area culture and attractions.
  • An opportunity to establish lifelong friendships with peers in the industry.

Who qualifies?

  1. Top 20 producing Individual Group Providers (minimum $35,000 in 2017 group business)
  2. Top 30 producing Agency Group Providers (minimum $50,000 in 2017 group business)
  3. Top 7 producing Microbusiness Providers (minimum $26,500 in 2017 microbusiness)

All program incentives are based on production value (declared value of annualized fees x production value multiplier = production value).

  • AgriPlan & BizPlan: 3.0 x declared value
  • FlexSystem, Premium Only Plan, and HSA: 1.25 x declared value
  • COBRA, PayPath, Form 5500 Preparation, and Non-Discrimination Testing: 0.75 x declared value
  • ACA Employer Reporting: 0.5 x declared value
  • All other service offerings: 1.0 x declared value

For more information about our Provider Incentive Program, view the 2017 Rules Flyer at www.tascpip.com. Click here to view the Grand Cayman brochure.

Here’s to great sales in 2017!

The next PIP trip destination is…

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A Caribbean destination awaits you! As part of our Provider Incentive Program, top 2017 Providers will earn a trip to GRAND CAYMAN, and experience the all-new Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa.

In the very heart of Grand Cayman, the resort is recognized for its excellence, with a full sensory experience that uplifts and energizes. Pause in the pool. Swim with a stingray. Stroll Seven Mile Beach. Dive with Dolphins. Grand Cayman is the ultimate destination for the adventurer at heart—boasting crystal clear Caribbean water and a near endless variety of marine life and attractions.

Make it a grand year— and experience abundant rewards in Grand Cayman:

  • Visit a breathtaking, location offering adventure and tranquility.
  • Be treated VIP-style at an exquisite 4-diamond property.
  • Gain an edge on the competition via valuable industry “insider” meetings.
  • Establish life-long friendships with peers in the industry.
  • Savor the world’s finest food and drink.
  • Experience the area’s culture and attractions via exclusive excursions.

Click here to view the PIP Grand Cayman Brochure.

Be sure to work with your Regional Sales Director to learn how you can earn the trip.

We look forward to a grand year together and hope to see you in Grand Cayman.

It’s that time of the year!

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The kids are back in school… time to admit summer is over… and time to once again pick up speed on your sales. That’s right… it’s time to lock in your spot for the 2017 Provider Incentive Program (PIP) trip to Banff, Alberta, Canada!

TASC Chief Sales Officer Andy Bartel, Microbusiness President Matthew Ziemke, and Executive Vice President of Sales Brett Hutter agree this is a trip you won’t want to miss. Listen to this brief message from Andy, Matthew, and Brett (these guys are going stir crazy in anticipation of the big trip): Getting Ready for Banff.

Who qualifies?

  1. Top 20 producing Individual Group Providers (minimum $35,000 in 2016 Group business).
  2. Top 30 producing Agency Group Providers (minimum $50,000 in 2016 Group business).
  3. Top 7 producing Microbusiness Providers (minimum $26,500 in 2016 Microbusiness).

All program incentives are based on production value (declared value of annualized fees x production value multiplier – production value).

  • AgriPlan & BizPlan: 3.0 x declared value
  • GiveBack: 1.5 x declared value
  • ACA Reporting: 0.5 x declared value
  • All other service offerings: 1.0 x declared value

The race is on! You’ve got less than 100 days left to earn your spot! Talk to your Regional Sales Director today to develop a plan for making those sales and achieving this incentive to a true “bucket list” destination.

For more information about our Provider Incentive Program, view the 2016 Rules flyer at www.tascpip.com.

Enrollment season hits new service records

As expected during enrollment season, TASC saw a big increase in phone and service request volumes, and our Customer Care team rose to the occasion.

The team experienced a sharp 78% increase in phone traffic in a three month period, answering 74,990 calls in November and 133,564 calls in January. In addition, 81,395 Participants were self-served through our 24-hour automated phone system in December and January. Even with the increase in calls, our Customer Care team was able to consistently meet—and exceed—overall targeted service levels.

Our Correspondence team lent a hand by processing 95% of emails and service requests (over 41,750 interactions) within 48 hours.

At TASC, we support a flexible and adaptable workforce. Backup teams throughout the organization are trained and ready to jump into action when we experience spikes in calls and work orders. These “Subject Matter Experts” took 2,691 calls during this busy period.

We are pleased to be able to provide top-notch service year-after-year to our customers, and to not only adapt—but to excel—at handling the increasing volumes with ease. We hope we have served you and your Clients/Participants well this season, and we look forward to a rewarding year together.

Bartel named Chief Sales Officer

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TASC President Cliff Mason is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Bartel to Chief Sales Officer.

“Andy has been a part of TASC for more than 20 years. He understands the way we work and is an expert in selling employee benefits plans and developing our sales teams,” said Mason.

In his new role, Bartel will lead the TASC sales organization, driving sales nationally through diverse channels and overseeing its Microbusiness, Group Business, Public Sector, and National Sales divisions. Since joining TASC in 1994, he has served in a variety of sales positions, including regional manager and sales manager for Group Business. He has managed traditional sales and Microbusiness sales as well, and was one of the company’s first Regional Sales Directors. He was named Executive Vice President of Sales in 2010, and of Group Sales in July 2013.

PIP Trip Destination Announced

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Aim High in 2016

To show appreciation for all you do, we offer a one-of-a-kind, industry-exclusive incentive and recognition program. It rewards you with unrivaled perks, from gifts and cash to special memberships and luxurious trips. We are proud to offer you these incentives. Doing so is our way of saying “thank you” for all you do to promote TASC service offerings.

Climb to new heights this year! Top 2016 distributors will earn a trip to the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta, and stay at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel—Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”.

  • Visit a breathtaking, much-acclaimed international location.
  • Be treated VIP-style at an exquisite 4-diamond property.
  • Gain an edge on the competition via valuable industry “insider” meetings.
  • Establish life-long friendships with peers in the industry.
  • Savor some of the best regional fare—truly Canadian and internationally inspired foods.
  • Celebrate the awesome snowfall and mountain scenery of this winter wonderland.
  • Experience the area’s culture and heritage via exclusive excursions.
  • Rejuvenate at the Willow Stream Spa or the hot springs of Banff National Park.

Click here to learn more about the PIP Banff trip—and display this beautiful poster in your office for year-long inspiration.

Team up with TASC—and be on top of the world! To learn more this great rewards program, contact your Regional Sales Director. For additional details about our Provider Incentive Program, visit www.tascpip.com.

Be recognized. Be rewarded. Be pampered. Be entertained. Be there.

Training presentations available online

AgriPlanNOW and BizPlanNOW onboarding presentations are now available online. New Microbusiness Clients no longer need to attend a live webinar; instead they can watch an informative training presentation at their convenience. The presentation links are sent to Clients in their welcome letter.

Click here to view the presentations:
•         For Employers with One Employee
•         For Employers with Multiple Employees

A Year of Giving

For the last four decades, TASC has been passionate about giving back and supporting the communities where we live and work across the country. We encourage our employees to give of their time, talent, and treasure and are in awe of the many ways they do just that. A great example in 2015 was our Giving Together event in March: In honor of our company’s 40th anniversary, 500 employees spent the day volunteering at 40 charitable organizations across Madison, Wisconsin, where our corporate offices are located. It was an amazing chance to say “thank you” and we’re in awe of the time and commitment our employees put into this special day.

But that day, and the many other ways we support our communities, wouldn’t have been possible without you, our customers. Whether you supported our fundraising or simply purchased one of our services, you helped us help others.

Here are just a few of the ways TASC gave back to our communities in 2015:

  • We paid over 3,275 hours in volunteer time to our employees.
  • We donated $273,000 in funding to employee-supported charity events, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Gilda’s Club, YWCA, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, the Humane Society, Peace Corps, various food pantries, and many more.
  • We provided in-kind administration services to 30-plus charitable organizations.
  • We deposited over $7,000 into employees’ GiveBack accounts as part of our Dollars for Doers program in which employees receive $5 per hour for time volunteered during evenings and weekends.
  • We raised $283,910 for United Way while increasing employee campaign participation to 71 percent.
  • We gave five percent of revenue from all Clients in Dane County, Wisconsin straight back to the community.
  • We sponsored the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, Heart Ball, and Heart Walk events with employee participation— and donations equaling more than $40,000 in the past three years.

Our employees volunteer almost weekly in their communities. As I write this letter, it’s likely that somewhere in the country, a TASC employee is supporting a local cause, fundraising for a charity, serving on a board or committee, volunteering to clean up a community site, or lending a helping hand to make a difference! We are incredibly proud to offer a culture that encourages our employees to give of themselves to make this world a better place. We love being part of the good in this world and are happy you joined us in making it a reality.

Thanks for helping us make a difference in our communities.

Dan Rashke
CEO