BEDFORD, Texas (Aug. 5, 2004) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is offering a new member benefit: special discounts on a tool reimbursement program.
The Bedford-based trade association said if employees own and use their own tools and equipment on the job, the benefits of the new plan can be significant for both employers and employees.
Through an agreement with Solutions Now!, ASA members are eligible for a special discount when offering employees an expense reimbursement plan. The program is designed to reduce employer payroll expenses while increasing employee take-home pay and benefits, according to the ASA.
“The tool reimbursement program is applicable to any of our members whose employees provide their own tools or equipment,” said John Scully, ASA executive vice president. “We hope that by offering this benefit to our members, we can assist them in their efforts to attract highly trained technicians, increase employee retention and simplify their expense reimbursement program.”
The program enables participating employees to receive a separate tool reimbursement check exempt from payroll taxes, in addition to an hourly wage check. The sum of these two checks is consistently greater than an employee's previous single paycheck.
Additional information regarding the latest member benefit or others may be obtained by calling the ASA at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.