Section 125 Plan
is benefit which is provided by the employer to employee where employees can select any one from the range of several benefits as well as pay for those benefits with the pre-tax. Section 125 plan submits to the Internal Revenue Code section which rules the administration of this kind of beneficial plan. Cafeteria Plan is another term for this Section 125 Plan, this plan is having its intrinsic good feature which permits employees to select and take benefit from the several benefit options.
There is a big range of several beneficial features available for employees. There are many benefits in this plan like life, health, dental plans and cafeteria plans; this cafeteria plan covers eye care, cancer insurance, etc. and appropriation for Savings Accounts for Health. This Section 125 Plan also offers tax savings benefits by decreasing medical premiums for employees from employee gross salary to the computation of federal income and Social Security taxes. This tax saving feature is the most famous or popular feature among the people. People prefer this feature for taking benefit of tax saving facility. This is a kind of group insurance benefits which is offered by the employers to their employees. These Plans are also called as flexible benefit plans, cafeteria plans.
Generally these plans are planned for a year at a time. At the commencement of the plan for the year, the applicant selects the amount how much they can contribute which is called the annual election. An applicant can have 2 Spending Accounts; one account for Health Care and another one for dependent Care. The Dependent Care Account and the Health Care Account are generally used separately so it is not possible to transfer the funds from one account to other account. This is good thing about these accounts.
The Section 125 Plan deduction never deducts or decreases the employee’s salary on the calculation which is the employee’s highest deferral limit amount for Voluntary Investment scheme is planned. Employee’s voluntary Fund or provident fund is very sensitive area which No one can affect. Definitely the deduction performs; however, just lower the employee’s salary on which both calculations are calculated Social Security and unemployment benefits. The real effect on the benefit calculation is very small or we can say that effect is negligible, if still you are worrying and you are just going to start Social Security benefit, you may also wish to think about Section 125 Plan waiver for the medical premiums. Those benefits would then be taken just after the tax deduction. You can get more and proper details about this plan, only you need to contact Social Security then they will tell you your total Security income calculation.