Update: 2020 reimbursement maximums are $5,250 ($437.50 monthly) for an individual and $10,600 ($883.33 monthly) for a family.
Update: 2019 reimbursement maximums are $5,150 ($429.16 monthly) for an individual and $10,450 ($870.83 monthly) for a family.
Update: 2018 reimbursement maximums are $5,050 ($420.83 monthly) for an individual and $10,200 ($850 monthly) for a family.
Helping your nanny, caregiver or other household employee pay for health insurance on a tax free basis was complicated by provisions of the Affordable Care Act in 2013. In December 2016 the 21st Century Cures Act was enacted, making it much easier for household employers as well as other small employers to provide tax free health benefits to household employees.