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How to Setup a QSEHRA Healthcare Reimbursement for Your Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 20, 2017 4:02:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: nanny health insurance, employee health insurance, senior caregiver health insurance

Household Employee Health Care Benefits Change Again

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 9, 2017 3:45:07 PM

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. Tucked away inside the 1000 page legislation is a provision that allows employers to use Health Reimbursement Arrangements to compensate employees who buy their own insurance.

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Topics: nanny health insurance, employee health insurance, senior caregiver health insurance

Should You Pay for Your Nanny's Health Insurance?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Employer paid health insurance can be an important nanny recruitment and retention tool. The trick for families is to find a way to pay or contribute to the nanny's health insurance and still meet their nanny's income goals and stay within the family childcare budget. All too often health insurance is not a financial priority, that is until a crisis occurs.

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2015 Updates for Household Employers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 16, 2014 9:09:00 AM

Payroll changes often happen at the beginning of the calendar year, and nanny tax related changes are no different. The HomeWork Solutions household payroll experts have assembled a short overview of changes a nanny employer, employer of a senior caregiver, or any household employer needs to know.

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Topics: nanny health insurance, nanny mileage reimbursement, New York household payroll, Affordable Care Act, california household employment, DC household payroll

3 Important Obamacare Updates for Nanny Employers

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Mar 13, 2014 10:57:00 AM
Smart employers know that key benefits such as health insurance that is paid for in whole or part by the employer is an important employee recruitment and retention tool.
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Household Employers - Money You Pay for Nanny Health Insurance May Qualify Towards a Tax Credit

Posted by Kathy Webb on Apr 29, 2013 11:28:00 AM

We know, you just finished your annual tax filings and you would really prefer to tune out! This, however, is good news we want to remind you about.

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Is a Nanny Tax Deductible?

Posted by Kathy Webb on Mar 12, 2013 12:55:00 PM

There is good news for household employers who pay their nanny or senior caregiver "on the books."  These employers are often eligible for tax savings on their personal income tax returns.  And these tax savings often go a long way towards offsetting the household employer taxes they paid!

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Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, nanny taxes, nanny health insurance

Employer Paid Healthcare W-2 Reporting

Posted by Kathy Webb on Dec 12, 2011 7:41:00 AM


Federal Healthcare Reform legislation (Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act) creates some compliance issues that will begin impacting household employer's payroll recordkeeping in 2012. Effective January 1, 2012, all employers must report the total cost of all “applicable employer-sponsored coverage” provided to an employee for health insurance on the employee's Form W-2. Any non-taxable payments or reimbursements that the household employer makes to their employee(s) for health insurance coverage must be reported. If the employee pays for (funds) any part of his/her health insurance coverage that is partially sponsored by the employer, the total premium cost must be reported.

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Topics: nanny health insurance, nanny benefits, employee health insurance

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