Types of Federally-Required and Recognized Benefits

There are many different types of benefits and leave. See below for legally-required benefits types, as well as other recognized benefits.

For information on types of leave that are required and recognized by federal law, see: Types of Federally-Required or Recognized Leave.

Benefits and Leave laws vary from state to state. The following information applies to federal law only.

Legally Required Benefits

  • Social Security benefits
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Worker's Compensation benefits

Health Care and Welfare Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Disability Insurance (Short-Term and Long-Term Disability)
  • Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation and Leave

Retirement Benefits and Pensions

  • Pension plans
  • 401(k) plans

Fringe Benefits

  • Commuter Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Discounts
  • Cell phones, etc.

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