Expense Category
Human Resources

What expense category are healthcare benefits?

There are a few different expense categories that healthcare benefits could fall under. The first and most likely category is "insurance." This would include any premiums paid to an insurance company for health, dental, or vision coverage. If the business is self-insured, then the cost of claims would fall under this category as well. The second category is "employee benefits." This would include any costs associated with providing health, dental, or vision coverage to employees, such as administrative costs or the cost of benefits packages. The third category is "healthcare." This would include any costs associated with healthcare services, such as medical bills, prescription costs, or mental health services. All of these categories are valid options for healthcare benefits, and it ultimately depends on the specific details of the benefits being provided.

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