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Add a benefit

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

Deductions for third party benefits will remain in your company bank account for you to remit payment to your benefits provider. Gusto does not remit payment to third party benefits providers, so please ensure you make these payments yourself.  

To add a benefit:

  1. Click the Benefits tab.
  2. Select a benefit from Health & LifeTransportationRetirement & Savings. Select Other to create a custom benefit.
  3. Add a name for the benefit. This will appear on the employee's paystub.
  4. Enter 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 will keep track of this amount for your records. 
  6. Select if you are adding a default annual maximum amount for the employee deduction or company contribution (if applicable).
  7. Click Save & Continue.
  8. Select the employees that are enrolled in this benefit.
  9. Click Save.

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