You decide how much, they decide what works.
With defined contribution, you give your employees a set amount of money to spend on benefits—it’s like an allowance for their insurance—and they use that money to shop for the coverage that meets their individual needs. So instead of offering a “one-size-fits-all” health and benefits package, you empower your employees to choose the combination of coverage that’s just right for them.
You set up rules around where the money is spent.
For example, if you gave your employees a monthly allowance of $350, you could decide that $300 can be spent on health insurance, and $50 can be used for dental coverage, a vision plan or other benefits. And if you want to keep offering some plans that are 100% employer-paid—like long-term disability or life insurance—that’s up to you.
We make it easy for you to decide how to allocate the funds, and our decision support tools help your employees decide which plans work best.