Fiscal Employer Agent services are opening doors to options that have never been available before. The Lori Knapp Companies work with individuals as well as government organizations, including Managed Care Organizations (MCO's) and IRIS, to develop custom solutions for each person's unique needs. A person would choose Fiscal Employer Agent services if their goal is to live as independently as they can in their own home. The alternative to living independently in one's own home would be something called Assisted Living. Understanding the "mechanics" of the different options that are available to a person can be pretty daunting at first. When considering Fiscal Employer Agent and Co-Employment services, you need to be aware of the differences and similarities between these services. Although both are considered "Self-Directed Supports", there are differences in the level of choice and control that you will have over your cares. Below is more information on the Fiscal Employer Agent service, see our other services, such as Co-Employment for other options.
Offering the most flexibility, control, and choice, the Fiscal Employer Agent option is for individuals who choose to direct their own care and want to be the "employer" of their caregivers. This maximizes the capability to make a wide variety of choices about the care that is received. Fiscal Employment Agent (sometimes referred to as "Fiscal Agent") is a form of Self-Directed Supports in which an agency/person, like the Lori Knapp Companies, becomes what's known as the Employer of Record for your caregivers. This means that our Fiscal Employer Agent services will support you by allowing you to have the convenience of control over your cares and caregivers while off-loading much of the "administrative tasks" to us. Fiscal Employer Agent provides you with a great opportunity to get the kind of caregiving you desire, without the need to become immersed in paperwork, payroll processing and other tasks needed in order to run a business.
- INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN FISCAL EMPLOYER AGENT
CONSIDER WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE ONE OF THE BEST OPTIONS FOR CONTROL OVER YOUR CARES!
If you are like some people, it may be your wish to not live in a group living setting, like an Adult Family Home (AFH), or a Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF). Many folks enjoy and thrive in a place that they can call their own. if you fall into this category, it may be important that you receive a high level of flexibility and control over your caregivers (and therefore your cares!). If this is you, you should consider the world of Fiscal Employer Agent Services.
HERE ARE THE KINDS OF BENEFITS THAT YOU CAN EXPECT WITH FISCAL EMPLOYER AGENT SERVICES:
Hiring the kind of caregivers that you want to hire. Perhaps there is someone you know that would be an excellent candidate for a caregiver. Perhaps you've not been pleased in the past with the caregivers that were supplying to you from past care providers. The Fiscal Employer Agent option can steer you down a path of personal choice with the individuals who will assist you with many of the things that matter the most to you.
You are the employer… you are the boss. Part of the problem with having a traditional service provider for your cares is that the specific people who are in your world are there not by your choice. With the Fiscal Employer Agent Services option, you have the power to hire and fire whomever you wish. If you hire someone who just isn't "making the grade", you have the capability and choice to replace that person. It's your world… it's your life… and it's your choice regarding the people who are near you.
Cares…on your own time and done to your liking. In America, we enjoy the freedoms of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. We truly live in this country on the planet. With the Fiscal Employer Agent option, caregiving is styled around your individual needs and wants.
HERE ARE THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF ASSISTANCE YOU CAN RECEIVE FROM US TO HELP MEET YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN EMPLOYER:
Your Responsibilities...and your BENEFITS! While Fiscal Employer Agent provides a high level of control for you, the truth is there is also a higher responsibility level involved when compared to other services. Fear not, because the Lori Knapp Companies are here to help alleviate many of these burdens. Essentially, the Fiscal Employer Agent option makes you the “official employer of record” over your caregivers. You must be aware that being an employer carries with it a set of responsibilities that are required by law to be followed. The Lori Knapp Companies is pleased to tell you that we can help you out greatly with these new responsibilities. Put another way, we can partner with you to reduce much of the payroll and paperwork tasks...tasks which can bog you down. This is good news.
Clerical and Payroll Services. Choosing the Lori Knapp Companies as your Fiscal Employer Agent will provide many key clerical and payroll services to make those employer responsibilities more manageable. In order to help you, the Lori Knapp Companies, as a Fiscal Agent, can do any of the following that meet your budget and your needs:
Getting Set Up. Becoming an employer involves many different tasks to be completed in order to be in compliance with the government. Working with the Lori Knapp Companies, we will work hard so you will not have too. Among the things that we will accomplish include:
Assistance with processing your required government paperwork
Assist with the arranging of Worker’s Compensation Insurance for your caregivers.
Determine unemployment (UI) tax responsibility, process applicable UI paperwork and applications with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
Required Employee Paperwork. Many government agencies require specific paperwork to be filled out by any and all employees. This is not a daunting task for the Lori Knapp Companies, which is been in business since 1972. Anything from I-9's and W-4's to state of Wisconsin forms, we've got all bases covered. We also process required government background checks for you!
Paying Your Employees. This fairly involved task does not need to be a source of worry for you. Payroll procedures as well as following state and federal lawscan be pretty involved process, unless you have been in business for many years yourself. The Lori Knapp Companies is fully capable of doing the following for you:
Receive, review, and process your employee's timesheets.
Issue paychecks with the necessary pay stubs indicating earnings and withholding. We offer direct deposit for the convenience of your employees.
Withhold, file, and deposit the necessary federal and state employment taxes (income, FICA, FUTA, SUTA), and file required federal and state quarterly and annual reports. We assure all aspects of federal and state compliance, so you don’t have to.
Keeping On-Track with your Budget. Thanks to the use of our robust software, we are able to monitor your budget, monitor your authorized hours, and produce summarized reports to make sense of it all for you.
Ongoing Tasks. Along your journey with Fiscal Employer Agent, various employer-type tasks may need to be completed. Like many of the bullet points above, the Lori Knapp Companies can take the burden of completing these tasks off your shoulders. The list of tasks that we can accomplish for you can include:
Complete general unemployment paperwork on your behalf.
Respond for wage and employment verifications on your behalf.
Process vendor payments, if needed.
Year-End Tasks. We prepare and distribute W-2 forms for each of your employees. We take care of all year-end tasks for you and make sure your caregivers have everything they need for their taxes.
Got Questions or Concerns? You are in good hands with the Lori Knapp Companies. We offer an 800 number for any questions you or your caregivers may have.
- AGENCIES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN FISCAL EMPLOYER AGENT
ARE YOU LOOKING TO PARTNER WITH A COMPETENT, & DECENTLY-PRICED COMPANY TO HANDLE FISCAL EMPLOYER AGENT SERVICES FOR YOUR AGENCY OR AREA?
With so many agencies out there, why consider the Lori Knapp Companies for Fiscal Employer Agent Services? We'd like to think that there are many valid reasons. To get an idea if we are the Fiscal Employor Agent provider for you, we encourage you to read through the text below. We would love the opportunity to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Years of Experience in the field of Caregiving. Since November, 1972, the Lori Knapp Companies have been providing a family of quality long-term care services. The past 43 years have taught us so much about what it takes to be a success in the field. While mistakes have certainly happened in our past, our strategy has always been to address problems immediately so that they will not happen again. Our mission and philosophy has always been our guiding force. We are confident in our ability to do a good job at a reasonable price, including the area of Fiscal Employer Agent. We would be more than happy to share more information about who we are and what we do. Contact us any time!
An Established Leader in the field of Caregiving. Our company was started under humble circumstances, but has blossomed into an organization that serves hundreds of people. Donald (Sr.) and Bette Knapp started the first community-based residence in Wisconsin for their daughter, Lori. This grassroots effort was started with a lot of hard, honest work all with the mindset of helping to positively change the lives of persons who (for the most part) could not help themselves. Even until this day, we continue to wave that same banner. People are at the heart of what we do.
Competent, Understanding and Personable Contacts. It is our goal to provide quality services to all of our customers. As a mainstay, we consider the formation and maintenance of the relationships with our customers to be of paramount importance. As such, all of the staff within our Fiscal Employer Agent department are trained and experienced persons whose goal is to support you as best they can.
WHAT KINDS OF SERVICES THAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:
The Fiscal Employer Agent Services option allows for many options for individuals who choose to direct their own care and want control over their cares and their caregivers. The Lori Knapp Companies will provide "business-related tasks" including clerical and accounting services that can make their employer responsibilities more manageable. With the Fiscal Employer Agent services option, the Lori Knapp Companies can provide the following:
Process Employee and Member/Employer Paperwork
Process all required Background Checks
Arrange for Worker's Compensation Insurance
Monitor Budgets and Authorized Hours with our Robust Reporting Software
Determine Unemployment (UI) Tax Responsibility and Process Applicable UI Paperwork
Process any requested Vendor Payments
Use of our Toll-Free Number for ANY Questions: 888–346–3398