Benefit Services


Next Level will help you find solutions to integrate in your employee benefit and payroll needs.  Our relationships with Bswift, EaseCentral, Employee Navigator and PlanSource offer solutions to centralize your HR records online and sync your employee data across multiple systems, including payroll, benefits and time off. This provides you with an efficient manner to manage your interactions all in one place, so you can spend more time growing your business and less time on manual processes.




Benefits benchmarking allows you to learn how your benefits offerings compare to those of other employers in your industry or in a similar industry. Benchmark data helps to guide employers in three ways: retracting and retaining top talent, maximizing plan designs for financial gain and staying ahead of the competition.

One of the most important and cost-saving benefits of benchmarking employee benefits is finding out where your plans are relative to the market and your competitors. We talk about benefit plan efficiencies and how what you provide incorporates value-based price points for your employees.  We analyze features based on your experience, population and what makes sense. Benefits benchmarking can help you maximize your employee benefits and offer an attractive package to potential and current employees.

Next Level will help you understand trends in benefits packages and help you ensure that you are in line with the competition.

Employee advocacy

Boutique agencies may have sold to the large dial a 1-800 number firms where you are just another number; Next Level prides itself on its employee advocacy. Whether it is onsite employee meetings, use of our 24-hour customer service call centers, or working with employees with claims issues, it is hard to find the personal, relationship-based business we provide.

Ensuring employees understand the best use of the group benefits program is critical to ongoing employee satisfaction, recruiting and retention. Next Level currently offers a number of resources to educate and keep your employees informed of the current benefit offering and future anticipated changes  We design, create and provide everything including detailed benefit guides for each employee, benefit ID cards for employees and dependents, and a host of online communication services.

Our personalized benefits app provides your employees with guidance and answers to their healthcare questions 24/7.


Daniel O'Connell's involvement in these activities are outside of his role with Principal Financial Group®.  Principal is not affiliated with and does not recommend or sponsor any of these applications.  

Offering employee benefit products is an outside endeavor Danny is involved with separate and distinct from his role as a financial professional with Principal Financial Group.  These activities, products and services are not sponsored, endorsed by or affiliated with any company of Principal Financial Group.