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By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CMP™

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There are three categories of benefits that hospitals typically provide to their physician [hospitalists], medical, nursing or technical employees; or clinics, office and medical practices provide to their employed staff:

Those that are totally income tax-free; some are still taxable for FICA (Social Security and Medicare).

Those that are not taxed at their full economic value, or are taxed at a special preferential rate.

Those where a tax liability is not incurred until sometime after the employee receives the benefit.

1. Tax-free Benefits

The following are benefits typically provided that are tax-free to physicians and hospital employees:

  • Group term life insurance
  • Accident and health benefits
  • Moving expense reimbursement
  • Dependent care expenses
  • Meals and lodging
  • Adoption expense assistance
  • Use of athletic facilities
  • Employee awards
  • Educational assistance
  • Qualified employee discounts
  • No additional cost services
  • Retirement planning service
  • De minimus benefits
  • Qualified transportation benefits
  • Working condition benefits
  • General fringe benefits
  • Miscellaneous specialized provisions

All tax-free benefits have varying conditions, which can include:

  • What constitutes a benefit to qualify (as defined by the IRS)
  • What constitutes an employee to qualify; the most commonly restricted employee types are S corporation employees who owned greater than 2% of the corporation’s stock in the taxable year, highly compensated employees and key employees.
  • Which employees are excluded
  • Monetary caps
  • IRS reporting requirements
  • Exclusion from what type of taxes (income, FICA and FUTA)

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