Section 105 of the Internal Revenue Code provides a way to save taxes, for both employer and employee, through a Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP). Such a Plan should not be confused with a Flexible Benefits or Cafeteria Plan because they are two different programs. Section 105, a little known part of the tax code, allows a 100 percent deduction for health insurance and allows companies to write off other non-insured medical, dental and vision expenses as well. Employers and employees can save Federal Taxes, State Taxes, FICA, Medicare, Workers Compensation, Unemployment and State Disability Insurance payroll taxes – up to a 50% savings for some. While any company can take advantage of the plan, smaller companies, particularly self-employed individuals that can employ their spouse in their business, can benefit greatly. Howell works with employers to design and implement MERPs after assessing their needs.