With the growing threat of data breaches and hacking incidents on the rise, having identity theft protection is quickly becoming as important as home or auto coverage. Forward-thinking employers looking to attract and retain top talent have been adding identity theft protection to the benefit offerings, but to date, there has been no financial incentive to do so for the employer.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced in Announcement 2016-22, that identity theft protection could be offered to employees on a tax-free basis regardless of a prior data breach. In the past, the IRS has offered the tax-free perk to employers ONLY if a data breach has occurred. This latest move allows employers to move from being reactive to proactive and use identity theft coverage as an attractive perk.
Spring is a market leader in developing the most attractive and appropriate employee benefit packages for employers of all sizes. We offer an excellent Financial Protection Plus identity theft protection product for individuals and families, through a relationship with LifeLock; the leader in Identity theft protection for ID and credit fraud.
LifeLock provides a series of proactive services to protect your employees’ identity and provides a $1 million service guarantee.
For less than $10 per month, employees can purchase protection against identity theft, ID and credit fraud and more.
Services are available for individuals and families via online enrollment through secure, encrypted servers.
For more information on how you can get these critical services to offer to your employees, please contact our team today!