HR Glossary / Fringe Benefits

Fringe benefits, also referred to as employee benefits, are perks offered by employers in addition to the habitual salary.


What Are Examples of Fringe Benefits?

Fringe benefits are offered by employers to help recruit, motivate, and retain employees. The most common fringe benefits include:

  • Life, disability, and health insurance;
  • Retirement benefits;
  • Tuition reimbursement;
  • Fitness center membership or discount;
  • Meal or cafeteria plans;
  • Paid time off;
  • Employee discounts.

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