A New Prebuilt Flow to Make Benefit Deductions Easy

Product Updates

Gusto Embedded Engineering has been hard at work making improvements to our platform. As we wrap up the year we’re excited to announce a new exciting feature that is truly differentiating in the embedded payroll space. Read on to learn more!

New Prebuilt UI Flow for External Benefits 

Up until now, when adding benefits into payroll a developer’s only option was a direct build to the Gusto Embedded Payroll API. Although completely doable, it’s complex due to the many different types of benefits each with their own tax treatments and configuration options. In order to make the lives of embedded payroll partners easier we’ve introduced our new Prebuilt Benefits Flow. We’ve dramatically reduced complexity and the time it takes you to incorporate benefit contributions and deductions into your build, which greatly improves the development experience. It also allows you to go to market faster while creating a clear and concise user experience for customers. Benefits are required for accurate and compliant payroll, and our new Benefits Flow will give users that piece of mind. 

Use the Benefits Flow to enter information for any benefit managed by any tool or broker. If your customers have Gusto managed benefits there is no entry needed and we will account for those deductions automatically.

What’s included?

Our new Prebuilt Benefits UI Flow tracks more than 30 unique benefits including health, savings & retirement, transportation, wellness, and more. The list includes:

  • 401(k)
  • 403(b)
  • 529 College Savings
  • Cell Phone (taxable)
  • Commuter Benefits (pre-tax)
  • Commuter Parking
  • Commuter Transit
  • Dental Insurance
  • Dependent Care FSA
  • Group-Term Life Insurance
  • Gym & Fitness (taxable)
  • Health FSA
  • Health Savings Account
  • Housing (taxable)
  • Long Term Disability (post-tax)
  • Long Term Disability (pre-tax)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other (taxable)
  • Personal Use of Company Car
  • Roth 401(k)
  • Roth 403(b)
  • Short Term Disability (post-tax)
  • Short Term Disability (pre-tax)
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Life (post-tax)
  • Voluntary Long Term Disability (post-tax)
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability (post-tax)
  • Wellness (taxable)

How it works?

To see the new Flow in action or to follow along with the prompts below, visit our Create a Demo Flow page

First, you’ll go to the create a demo flow page and select “Benefits” from the Select a Type drop-down menu. 

Then you’ll add a benefit by selecting it from the benefit drop down list and give it a name, which is the name that will appear on employee pay stubs and in your customer’s records.

Next, you’ll select the employees you’d like to add to the benefit plan and enter both the employee and employer contribution. 

And that’s it! You’re done. If you need to edit an individual’s benefit information to change a benefit contribution or to pause a deduction, simply hover over their name and select “Edit employee benefit”. You can also remove the employee by selecting “Remove from benefit”.

Stay up to date on the latest from Gusto Embedded Payroll

These are just a few of the new capabilities and improvements we’ve made recently. New feature velocity is really ramping up and we want to keep you up to date on everything we’ve shipped! Stay on top of what’s new by visiting the Gusto Embedded Payroll Changelog

We love your feedback!

Have any questions? Have a feature request or feedback? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to submit feature feedback here or speak directly to your dedicated Gusto Embedded Payroll representative.

Updated: December 8, 2022

Sam Haber Sam Haber brings over 7 years of Gusto experience to the product team on Gusto embedded Payroll. With a background in international tax consulting from PwC, Sam helped build the Gusto accountant/bookkeeper program before transitioning into the head of developer relations with a focus on the Gusto app ecosystem. Sam loves his APIs and plays basketball with Gusto!
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