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Human Capital Concepts recently attended and had the pleasure of sponsoring the “Best Places to Work in Indiana”. This event is one of the largest premier business events of the year and the thirteenth annual awards dinner held in our beautiful city of Indianapolis. The “Best Places to Work in Indiana” project is a statewide program managed by the Best Companies Group and our partners at the Indiana Chamber.

“We have many tremendous employers in the state, so it’s great to see more and more companies take part in this effort to evaluate their workplace cultures and gain the recognition they deserve,” offers Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.”

Many of our clients and partners were honorees of the evening and we were elated to be able to celebrate their accomplishments with them. We know they will continue on the road to success!

HCC can help your organization develop a culture that meets the needs of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana”. Contact us today.

As a client of Human Capital Concepts, we offer a number of free HR training classes. One of our most popular training classes is being offered on May 10, 2018 – Employee Relations Situations – A Practical Approach to Managing Employee Issues. If you would like to join us for this free, interactive training, please contact us at

Back by popular demand, this interactive seminar focuses on a myriad of employee situations that come up in the workplace. Real life examples that include Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Harassment Claims and Progressive Discipline, to name a few.

We hope you’ll attend to learn more about the full range of employee relations issues and how to best address those with our team of HR professionals.


The following pieces of training are coming soon:
Harassment Avoidance, Customer Service, Legal Hiring, Leadership Skills, and Communication.

If you have an interest in doing training at your office or have specific training needs, please contact us.

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March 29, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN) – The Indy Chamber today announced a new affordable health benefit and human resources (HR) solution in partnership with Anthem. ChamberCare Solutions expands on the Indy Chamber’s ongoing relationship with Anthem through the addition of ChamberCare Business Resources, a wider range of options designed specifically for small to medium-sized companies of two or more employees.

“ChamberCare Business Resources is an innovative solution that can add up to big savings and lower administrative effort for companies,” says Rob Hillman, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana. Best of all, it works with ChamberCare Solutions to offer discounts and healthy lifestyle programs for employees. So it’s a win-win for all.”

ChamberCare Business Resources is a professional employer organization (PEO) administered by locally based Human Capital Concepts (HCC), a leader in innovative HR technology and administrative solutions. PEOs allow employers to outsource their HR functions and focus on what they do best – running their business. This unique partnership of the Indy Chamber, Anthem and HCC provides a wealth of experience, value and benefit to the greater business community.

“The Indy Chamber has utilized PEOs to manage its healthcare and HR functions for many years,” notes Julie Grice, Chief Revenue Officer for the Indy Chamber. “ When Anthem approached us about this new ChamberCare offering, we jumped at the chance. Our office currently works with Human Capital Concepts and couldn’t be happier with their performance. We’re excited to share our experience directly with our membership.”

PEOs are a mutually beneficial option for organizations and their employees. Businesses can reduce back-office costs, offer a range of health plans, and maintain compliance with HR laws and the Affordable Care Act. Employees benefit from lower health benefit premiums through the pooling of a PEO’s full client base, as well as improved benefit offerings. According to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, businesses that utilize a PEO grow 7% to 9% faster, enjoy 23% to 32% lower employee turnover and are over 50% less likely to go out of business.

ChamberCare Business Resources joins the current ChamberCare Savings program offered to Indy Chamber members of 51 to 99 employees, a discount of up to 5% on any Anthem health care plan. Each plan includes important preventative care services and access to members-only savings for healthy lifestyle programs and health management tools at

Businesses interested in pursuing any offerings within the ChamberCare Solutions suite of services can find more information They can also contact Indy Chamber Member Sales & Service Coordinator Pam Shreve at (317) 464-2244 or via email


About Indy Chamber

The Indy Chamber exists to move the Indianapolis region forward, one connection at a time. The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life. Our advocacy efforts, networking events, economic development initiatives, and other member benefits position members, business leaders and the community for success. Indy has what it takes to be a world-class region, where innovation meets performance. The Indy Chamber is here to realize that potential to its fullest. To learn more,

We are so proud of our client, Ascent 121 for their recent community leadership award. Ascent 121 provides clinical recovery services for over a hundred central Indiana teens. They host awareness and professional development training for 3,600 people in the Indiana community.

The FBI office in Indianapolis presented Ascent 121 with the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award on Jan. 22. The formal award ceremony will take place at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 20.

“Victims of human trafficking often have a palpable distrust of law enforcement. We are fortunate that Ascent 121 works to calm fears and create opportunities where their clients can see that we actually do care about what victims have experienced and we have the ability and desire to try to hold perpetrators accountable,” Abdullah said. “While maintaining their therapeutic relationship with the victim, Ascent 121 is still able to work toward facilitating investigations.  There is a sense of mutual respect and understanding of separate roles and abilities. We truly value the incredibly difficult work that they, and others, do on behalf of victims of human trafficking.” Ascent 121 Chief Executive Officer Megan Jessup said the nonprofit is humbled to receive the award.

We are honored to be the PEO of choice for Ascent 121 and proud of all the work they are doing for our community. Congratulations Ascent 121!


04 Jan 2018

Pam Davis celebrates retirement!

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It is with personal regret but warm wishes that Human Capital Concepts announces the retirement of Pam Davis, effective January 1, 2018. Pam joined us at HCC in the very beginning and many of us have worked with Pam for over 21 years. She was the first person in our Payroll department and has been giving us many words of wisdom ever since. We are indebted to her commitment to HCC and for driving us to our present position in the PEO industry. Her work has assured our success.

Although we are saddened, we are so excited for Pam to spend more time with her daughter and granddaughter. We hope you enjoyed interacting with Pam as much as we did. We give her warm wishes in her future endeavors. We love you, Pam!

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, HCC offered a free training to our clients on effective progressive discipline. We had a wonderful time educating our clients and helping them understand the primary purpose of discipline in the workplace. Also, how to handle different types of situations that may come across to a manager or supervisor. Thank you to all of our clients who were able to attend. We will be offering many more training courses and would love for you to join us.

The following pieces of training are coming soon:
Harassment Avoidance, Customer Service, Legal Hiring, Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution Techniques, and Communication.

If you have an interest in doing training at your office or have specific training needs, please contact us.

Please, for more information.

04 Dec 2017

Save 5% on any Anthem plan

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With the cost of healthcare going up, it’s more difficult than ever to find affordable coverage for you and your employees. HCC has partnered with Anthem and The Indiana Chamber. You can sign up for The Indiana Chamber and save up to 5% on any Anthem plan. This is an excellent choice for companies with 51-99 employees.

Do you need extra services like payroll, tax filing, employee benefit programs, compliance, and human resource guidance? HCC can handle all of that for you so you can focus on your business. Contact us to see if we can help lower your benefit plan and save you time on all of your HR needs.

See why the Indiana Chamber has chosen HCC as their partner. Click here to read about The ChamberCare Solution.

We are pleased to inform you that HCC recently attained the status of a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) from the IRS. Our effective date is retroactive to January 1, 2017. HCC is the first Indiana based PEO company and only one of thirty-three companies in America to receive this IRS certification.

What does the HCC CPEO certification mean to you?
The certification works as peace of mind for business owners when selecting a PEO. It also establishes requirements that not only provides protection for clients but saves them money. The following are some of the benefits this designation provides CPEO customers:

  • Establishes requirements that tax payments to the IRS be audited as to their timeliness and accuracy.
  • Requires a $1 million Surety Bond to the IRS to ensure taxes are paid on behalf of clients
  • Protects PEO clients by explicitly stating that CPEO’s are solely liable for wages paid to worksite employees
  • Allows HCC to pass through to each client certain federal tax credits they earn. Examples include research, work opportunity, and empowerment zone tax credits.
  • Eliminates the potential for double taxation of FICA and FUTA taxes when a business enters a PEO relationship during the calendar year

A non CPEO cannot legally do any of the above. While it took us almost a year to get this certification, there is more work to do. HCC is excited to be one of the first CPEO’s in the country. “HCC’s goal is to provide the best possible service to our clients. It’s an incredible accomplishment to become one of the first PEO’s in America to secure this certification. We will continue to strive to be a leader in our industry.” said Harlan Schafir, Chief Executive Officer. “It was a laborious process to obtain this certification but it shows the nature of our company and the dedication to our clients,” added Steve Kellam, President of Human Capital Concepts.

HCC is a leading full-service PEO based in Indiana. HCC specializes in providing customized Human Resources and Benefits solutions to companies of all sizes. For more information about HCC, contact Harlan Schafir at

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24 Jan 2017

ACA Controlled Group Letter 2017

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Human Capital Concepts Teams with the Indiana Chamber and Anthem to provide a Unique Business Resource for Chamber Members

Human Capital Concepts, an Indianapolis-based HR services organization, announced today it will partner with the  Indiana Chamber and Anthem to create an HR outsourcing option for members.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN July 22, 2016 – Human Capital Concepts (HCC), a Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) company, is teaming with the Indiana Chamber and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to create ChamberCare Business Resources ; a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) offering component of the ChamberCare Solutions program. The PEO offering, which became available July 1st, allows companies to outsource select human resources functions and focus on growing their businesses. For many of the Indiana Chamber member companies, the PEO structure also provides the advantages of large group underwriting for benefits as compared to the less flexible small group community rating.

“We are honored to be selected by the Indiana Chamber and Anthem to be their partner for this new offering to Indiana business owners,” says Harlan Schafir, CEO of HCC. “Remaining compliant in the ever-changing HR landscape is a monumental task for any business owner. A PEO manages those complexities, while also allowing companies to attract top tier talent by improving employee benefits and creating a culture people want to be a part of, while leaving business leaders to focus on running their business.”

Schafir started the state’s first PEO in the early 1990s. In addition, the HCC team has more than 125 years of experience in the industry, making them a natural choice for this partnership. For companies who are looking to outsource some of their human resources functions, the PEO offering is invaluable.

“The Indiana Chamber-Anthem partnership has been an excellent one for our member companies, as well as their employees and families,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “We’ve been listening, discussing and searching for the right tools and products – and we’ve found them in this evolution to ChamberCare Solutions.”

HCC specializes in providing HR and Benefits solutions to companies of all sizes nationwide. HCC offers a wide range of services that are geared specifically for each company – everything from payroll administration and day-to-day HR management support to providing and administering employee benefit plans. HCC also has the expertise and knowledge to help companies maintain compliance with the changing employment regulations and reporting requirements.

The Indiana Chamber has partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield since 2004 on ChamberCare, an insurance discount offering for businesses with between two and 99 employees. In addition to the new ChamberCare Business Resources, the ChamberCare Solutions program offers ChamberCare Savings, the previous ChamberCare discount program, and ChamberCare Exchange for companies with fewer than 50 employees and a potentially unhealthy, higher-risk population.

About Human Capital Concepts
Indianapolis-based Human Capital Concepts (HCC) is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) company that specializes in providing integrated and customized HR management solutions. For more information about HCC, visit or contact Harlan Schafir at

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