Strategic partnership

Employer Pipeline Inc. (EPI)


Markel has long partnered with Employer Pipeline Inc. (EPI), an agent friendly payroll and tax services provider. EPI is a specialist in providing small and midsize businesses with integrated payroll, insurance and business solutions delivered through one pipeline anchored with best-in-class payroll services. Unlike other payroll service providers, EPI will provide you with a plan that is simple, smart and of high value.

Each payroll period, EPI will automatically upload the payroll data for calculation into Markel PayGo. Premiums will be collected based on each individual payroll run and paid directly to Markel via ACH transfer from your specified bank account.

The EPI advantage consists of: 

New business model - EPI has created the most advanced payroll and business services platform in the industry. They offer comprehensive payroll and business services with online integrated technology, serviced by knowledgeable product specialists. The EPI business model delivers measurable value and cost saving to their customers.

EPI outsourcing advantages - With EPI, you can focus on your core business, leaving payroll to the professionals. EPI will manage the entire process, including regulatory compliance, forms and taxes.

Comprehensive payroll services: 

  • Online payroll processing 
  • Automated payroll payments – direct deposit, pay-cards 
  • Payroll tax filing and tax deposits – federal, state, local 
  • HR support center 
  • Reporting – 800 reports for employers and employees 
  • Employee online services portal – update information, print forms and reports 
  • Courteous and knowledgeable customer support

Optional products and services: 

  • Workers compensation payroll reporting 
  • Expanded employee options: Insurance, 401k 
  • Automated vendor payments 
  • Time and attendance 
  • Pre-employment screening, assessment & testing 
  • Business consulting, leasing, and financing

To receive an EPI payroll quote, please call 877-EPI-PAY1 (877-374-7291) or email

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