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Synovia helps manage costs associated with the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Bill Westerman on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 12:29 AM
Rising Healthcare Costs

The Affordable Care Act can cost you thousands per driver each year. So it comes as no surprise that we’ve received several calls in recent weeks asking how Synovia Solutions can help. Our answer? Time and Attendance – one of the smartest ways your transportation department can save on healthcare-related expenditures.

Time and Attendance pays for itself and typically begins producing a return-on-investment within 90 days. What’s more, Time and Attendance can assist in decreasing the total number of unwanted hours worked by transportation employees. In fact, one of our current clients expects to see a 14% decrease in labor costs this year.

It works like this: Drivers clock in and out using a keypad inside of each bus, so their day begins when they are at the wheel. Office personnel use an existing computer to track their hours to the same system. This way, every employee’s time ends up in the same place.

Time and Attendance can help you manage the number of hours employees work each week. If an employee’s hours are close to the full-time threshold of 30 hours, assignments can be shifted, allowing your department to avoid benefit-related expenses associated with the Affordable Care Act. In addition, Time and Attendance helps manage overtime costs, saving your department even more.

And since Time and Attendance ties in to your payroll system, reports can be sent directly to your payroll department, drastically reducing time spent on manual data entry. At an additional cost of just $2* per person, per month, for current Synovia software users, it might be the most cost-effective implementation you make in 2014. 

* Additional hardware may be required.

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