More Than 200 Executives Will Gather In Washington To Raise Visibility For Professional Employer Organization Industry

Message for Small Business Community and Congress: Keep Calm and Call a PEO

May 17, 2013, 12:20 ET from National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is holding its annual Legal & Legislative Conference in the Washington, D.C. area next week, and close to 250 representatives of professional employer organizations (PEOs) will be in town to discuss healthcare and other key issues, and meet with their senators and representatives. PEOs provide comprehensive HR and compliance solutions for small businesses.


"At a time when so many small business owners are feeling overwhelmed by healthcare reform, the PEO industry has an important message: Keep Calm and Call a PEO," said NAPEO President and CEO Pat Cleary. "PEOs have a proven track record of promoting small business compliance with a broad scope of federal and state employment and workforce laws, and we will do the same on the Affordable Care Act so that small companies are aware of their responsibilities under the law and are able to comply with its complex requirements."

NAPEO has launched a new website ( and ad campaign aimed at educating small business owners about how PEOs can help them with all of their healthcare, HR, payroll, and compliance needs. The association will also highlight its role in helping small businesses at a Capitol Hill Fly-In May 21, when an unprecedented number of NAPEO members will meet with dozens of senators and representatives and deliver a packet of "Keep Calm and Call a PEO" informational materials. Postcards with the "Keep Calm" message and quick facts about the PEO industry are also being delivered to every member of the House and Senate.

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is The Voice of the PEO IndustryTM and represents about 85 percent of the industry's estimated $92 billion in gross revenues. NAPEO has more than 300 PEO members, ranging from start-ups to large publicly held companies with years of success in the industry, as well as some 200 service provider members. PEOs provide payroll, benefits, and other HR services to small and mid-sized businesses. Approximately 250,000 businesses and more than 2.5 million people are part of PEO arrangements. Please visit our website at

SOURCE National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)