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Add a benefit deduction

You can set up payroll deductions for a variety of third party benefits in your Gusto account.

If your health benefits are managed by Gusto, your deductions will be set up automatically. We recommend adding new health benefits during your company's annual renewal, instead of mid-year. 

All benefit deductions (for Gusto and non-Gusto managed benefits) will be left in your company bank account so you can pay your insurance invoice(s) directly to your carrier(s). 

Follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the Benefits section.
  2. Browse through the page to take a look at the variety of benefits to choose from (financial, transportation, health, etc). Choose the benefit you're looking for, or Show more custom benefits to build your own. 
    • For health benefits: If you're applying for health insurance through Gusto and/or you're adding a line of coverage and your Gusto-managed health benefits, you'll be put in touch with a licensed advisor.
  3. Add a name for the benefit. This will appear on the employee's paystub.
  4. Enter an amount in the "Employee Deduction Per Pay Period". This is the amount we will deduct from your employee's wages each pay period (if applicable).
  5. Enter in the "Company Contribution Per Pay Period." We'll keep track of this amount for your records and year-end taxes.
  6. Click Save & continue.
  7. Choose who you'd like to enroll in this benefit and click Save.

Note: If your health benefits are managed by Gusto, your medical, vision, and dental settings will be set up automatically.

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