Accreditation fees

ESAC’s accreditation fee covers the cost of accreditation and regulatory compliance services and is based on PEO annual gross wages as shown in the below table. Calculate your annual accreditation fee by entering your PEO’s annual estimated wages:

Amount of
Annual Gross Wages
Annual Accreditation Fee
(effective 1/1/2018)
$0 to $50 million $7,875 plus $197 per million over $10 million
$50 to $100 million $15,750 plus $210 per million over $50 million
$100 to $250 million $26,250 plus $84 per million over $100 million
$250 to $500 million $38,850 plus $31.50 per million over $250 million
$500 million to $1 billion $46,725 plus $15.75 per million over $500 million
$1 billion to $5 billion $54,600 plus $5.25 per million over $1 billion
$5 billion and above $75,600 plus $2.10 per million over $5 billion

Bond fees

ESAC purchases a $15 million aggregate surety bond for accredited PEOs that backs ESAC’s Client Assurance Program. An individual surety bond, ranging from $250,000 to $1 million, is purchased by each accredited PEO from ESAC’s surety broker for 1% of the bond amount.

The individual bonds and the $15 million aggregate bond are held in trust at a national bank on behalf of the clients and employees of accredited PEOs.