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Accident and Health Benefits

What it is:

Accident and health benefits are a package of benefits offered by companies to employees and their families covering illness and providing income benefits in the event of accidental death or injury.

How it works (Example):

Companies that offer accident and health benefits provide employees and their families with insurance that covers unanticipated health-related events resulting from either accident or illness. To this extent, accident and health benefits help to absorb, medical costs and provide fixed-income payments in the event of disability or death.

Why it Matters:

Accident and health benefits are mutually beneficial to companies and employees. While employees receive coverage in the event of unforeseen health circumstances, companies benefit from a tax deduction by making payments into such benefit plans on behalf of employees.