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Workplace Wellness Incentives May be Taxable Income for Employees

Posted by Wendy White on July 19, 2016

Workplace Wellness Incentives May be Taxable Income for Employees | Wendy White | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.Workplace wellness incentives can get pretty flashy. We're talking about gift cards, premium savings, and other juicy perks.

But it's possible that these wellness incentives are so generous that they become taxable by the IRS as employee income.

Businesses need to analyze their plans accordingly, and make sure that their employees are in the loop. The IRS laid out three specific scenarios that resulted in taxable income: no-cost wellness programs, reimbursed wellness programs, and electable wellness programs.

Of course, there are endless variations in these policies. To make sure there are no unfortunate oversights, HR will do well to review thier plans with the IRS's new policies.

Read full article at Forbes.

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Wendy White

As the Director of Client and Clinical Services at CareATC, Wendy manages the implementation and ongoing success of our clients' clinic programs. She is also a resident expert on all things CareATC, having been with the company for over 10 years.

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