A benefit program under Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code that offers employees a choice between permissible taxable benefits, including cash, and nontaxable benefits such as life and health insurance, vacations, retirement plans and child care. Although a common core of benefits may be required, the employee can determine how his or her remaining benefit dollars are to be allocated for each type of benefit from the total amount promised by the employer. Sometimes employee contributions may be made for additional coverage. Gatekeeper - Under some health insurance arrangements, a gatekeeper is responsible for the administration of the patient's treatment; the gatekeeper coordinates and authorizes all medical services, laboratory studies, specialty referrals and hospitalizations.
A health plan in which all employees may choose among two or more benefit options. Also called a cafeteria plan.
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a program in which an employer provides plan participants with a variety of options and choices in group benefits, between group and non-group benefits, and, in the case of a cafeteria plan, between cash and benefits
An employee benefit plan in which each employee receives a statement of the total dollar amount of optional benefits available to him; each employee then decides which benefits he wants and allocates his funds to pay for those benefits. Also known as cafeteria plan.
One that allows employees to select the benefits they prefer from groups of benefits established by the employer.