2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 202. Regulation of professional employer organizations and the solicitation of funds for a charitable purpose.
202.24 Rights, duties, and obligations unaffected.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 202.24 (2017)

202.24 Rights, duties, and obligations unaffected.

(1)Professional employer organization and professional employer group not insurance. A professional employer organization or professional employer group that offers, markets, sells, administers, or provides services that include the provision of employee benefit plans for the employees of the professional employer organization or professional employer group performing services for a client is not engaged in the business or sale of insurance or in the business of an employee benefit plan administrator under ch. 633. This subsection shall be liberally construed to permit professional employer organizations and professional employer groups to provide employee benefit plans as provided in this subsection without being considered to be engaged in the business or sale of insurance or in the business of an employee benefit plan administrator under ch. 633. If a professional employer organization or professional employer group provides life insurance, health care, or disability income benefits for its employees performing services for a client, all of the following apply:

(a) The professional employer organization or professional employer group shall fully insure payment of those benefits by having in force a plan or policy of insurance issued by an insurer authorized to do business in this state.

(b) Subject to any eligibility requirements imposed by the plan or policy under par. (a), the insurer under par. (a) shall accept and insure all employees of the professional employer organization or professional employer group performing services for a client and all beneficiaries of those employees.

(2)Insurer not small employer insurer. An insurer that contracts with a professional employer organization or professional employer group that has more than 50 employees performing services for one or more clients is not a small employer insurer, as defined in s. 635.02 (8), with respect to the contract between the insurer and the professional employer organization or professional employer group.

(3)Licensing. Nothing in this subchapter or in any contract for the provision of the nontemporary, ongoing workforce of a client may be construed to affect or impair any federal, state, or local licensing, registration, or certification requirement that is applicable to a client or to an employee performing services for a client.

(4)Tax credits and other economic development incentives; taxes, assessments, expenditures, and benefits.

(a) In this subsection, “local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 19.42 (7u).

(b) For purposes of determining tax credits, other economic development incentives provided by the state or a local governmental unit that are based on providing employment, or any other benefits that arise out of the employment of an employee of a professional employer organization or professional employer group who is performing services for a client, such an employee is considered to be an employee solely of the client, and the client is entitled to the benefit of the tax credit, economic development incentive, or other benefit. If the amount of a tax credit, incentive, or benefit described in this paragraph is based on the number of employees employed by a client, only those employees of a professional employer organization or professional employer group who are performing services for the client shall be treated as employees employed by the client, and employees of the professional employer organization or professional employer group who are performing services for the professional employer organization or professional employer group or for another client shall not be treated as employees employed by the client. On request of a client that is seeking a tax credit, incentive, or other benefit described in this paragraph or on request of an agency of this state or local governmental unit that is responsible for administering such a tax credit, incentive, or benefit, a professional employer organization or professional employer group shall provide any employment information requested and reasonably required by the agency or local governmental unit that is necessary to support a claim, application, or other action by the client.

(c) Taxes, assessments, expenditures, or benefits required by the state or a local governmental unit to be paid by an employer on a per employee basis shall be paid by, assessed against, or charged to a client if the employee is providing services for that client or by a professional employer organization or professional employer group if the employee is providing services to the professional employer organization or professional employer group and not assigned to or providing services for a specific client. Benefits or monetary consideration provided or paid to an employee by a professional employer organization or professional employer group shall be credited against the obligations required to be paid by, assessed against, or charged to the client if the benefits or monetary consideration provided or paid to the employee satisfy the requirements imposed by the state or local governmental unit.

History: 2007 a. 189; 2009 a. 29, 174; 2013 a. 20 s. 2250; Stats. 2013 s. 202.24.

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