A provider agency provides support services. If you use a provider, they supply staff and serve as the employer. Because the staff work for the provider agency, the agency is responsible for all the employer responsibilities: hiring, firing, training, payroll withholding, and filing. This will typically come at a higher cost.
With Acumen Fiscal Agent, the individual receiving services is the employer. Therefore, you recruit, hire, schedule, and train your own employees. Often this can mean more support for the same dollars and more control for the individual receiving services.