Section 125 Plans (a.k.a. Cafeteria Plans) Help
When Employees Pay Part of Premium
When an employee pays a portion of the premium for his or her health, dental, or vision insurance on a pre-tax basis, the IRS requires employers to have a Section 125 Plan (also known as a Cafeteria Plans). This type of plan enables employees to pay their premium before taxes are deducted from their paycheck; employees save money, because they only pay taxes on the salary they receive after making premium payments. A Section 125 plan also saves the employer money, because the employer’s FICA and worker’s compensation payments are based on the salary after the employee-paid portion of the health, dental, and life insurance premium has been deducted. If you’re interested in setting up group employee benefits for your employees, you should check out this page on California group health insurance.