The benefit object

Represents benefits available to employees.

Use the benefit object to capture benefit types, start and end dates, and employee and company contributions. Benefits will be taken into consideration when calculating a particular employee's net pay.

{
  "id": "ben_lrcYUhTk1FVZl2vSCOBP",
  "employee": "emp_kKTK4VafMNc5pIbI0G9x",
  "benefit": "401k",
  "description": "Guideline 401(k)",
  "effective_start": "2020-01-01",
  "effective_end": null,
  "company_contribution_amount": null,
  "company_contribution_percent": 1.0,
  "employee_contribution_amount": null,
  "employee_contribution_percent": 1.0,
  "hsa_contribution_limit": null,
  "metadata": {}
}

Attribute

Description

id
string

Unique identifier for the employee benefit.

employee
string

ID of the employee that this employee benefit relates to.

benefit
string

The benefit type. See types of benefits for a complete list of supported benefit types.

description
string

Human-readable name identifying the employee benefit.

effective_start
YYYY-MM-DD

The date this benefit should be considered effective. Payrolls with a payday before this date will not include the benefit.

effective_end
YYYY-MM-DD

The date this benefit should be no longer be considered effective. Payrolls with a payday after this date will not include the benefit.

company_contribution_amount
string

How much the company should contribute toward this employee benefit every payroll, expressed as a dollar amount.

company_contribution_percent
float

How much the company should contribute toward this employee benefit every payroll, expressed as a percentage of employee earnings.

employee_contribution_amount
string

How much the employee should contribute from their paycheck toward this employee benefit every payroll, expressed as a dollar amount.

employee_contribution_percent
float

How much the employee should contribute from their paycheck toward this employee benefit every payroll, expressed as a percentage of employee earnings.

hsa_contribution_limit
string

The contribution limit for a HSA benefit. Only applicable for benefits of type hsa and must be either single or family. If not provided, defaults to single.

metadata
object

Additional loosely structured information to associate with this employee benefit.