What is CostPlus ?
CostPlus is a Private Health Services Plan as
defined by CRA Bulletins IT339R2 (see Forms)
As such CostPlus is a reimbursement plan through
a third party, arms-length administrator. We reimburse
out-of-pocket health & dental expenses for the owners and employees of incorporated companies, and for the employees of incorporated & unincorporated companies.
If an employer or business owner were to reimburse health & dental expenses directly through their own company, those reimbursements would have to be declared as taxable income. When done through CostPlus (a third party) the reimbursements are
tax-free and become a corporate tax deduction!!
This is a non-taxable benefit for the employees and
a 100% reimbursement of qualifying expenses.
That's a considerable savings for business owners
versus out-of-pocket expense.
Your company benefits from using CostPlus too!
The expense is paid with pre-tax business dollars and becomes a tax deductible employee-benefit-expense
for the company at tax time.
Plans can be arranged for separate, definable classes of any of; Executives, Employees, Part-time Employees,
Retirees, Sales Staff, etc... and can include dependents.
Sub-classes (e.g. Senior Executives) with differing maximums and range of benefits are also possible.
Plans can be custom tailored to suit your company's particular needs, including different maximums for different classes.
Owners of un-incorporated companies are not eligible under CRA guidelines, nor are shareholders who are
not also bona fide employees. Employees must be bona fide employees collecting a pay-cheque.