Global Benefits

Keep your team happy and healthy

Building a high-performing global team is more than just making payroll. With Via, you can offer your team the same competitive health and financial benefits being offered by local employers.

Benefits of doing benefits with Via

With Via, you can offer best-in-class benefits to workers in your international hubs.

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Our benefits are local

Local benefits vary from country to country, which means a one-size-fits-all global approach doesn’t work. We make sure that you offer competitive compensation packages in each market so that you can compete for the best talent.

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Save money with group benefits

Companies that partner with Via receive group discounts for benefit packages across all markets. When you sign up with Via, you save.

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Tailored benefits plans for your team

Choose from a curated list of locally relevant packages so that your teams receive the health and financial benefits they deserve.

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Support from local specialists, anytime

Providing local benefits is complicated. Our benefits specialist team is there to support you as you make benefits decisions in each market.

Best-in-class benefits for workers in your international hubs

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Workers compensation

All statutory worker compensation benefits (e.g., statutory health insurance) are included.

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Health insurance

Option to add non-statutory health insurance with range of plans and carriers.

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Dental & vision

Option to add non-statutory dental & vision with range of plans and carriers.

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Option to offer your team equity plans, such as ESOPs or RSUs.

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Pension and savings plans

Option to add retirement and other savings plans.

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Payroll advances and financial benefits

Offer your employees the chance to get paid early.

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Build the right benefits package in a few clicks

Understanding how benefits and insurance work in other countries can be overwhelming. With the help of our platform and specialists, Via provides you with the information to build country-specific benefits packages so that you can best support your team. Your employees can access their benefits information anytime, right from our platform.

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Why benefits matter

Providing competitive benefits boosts employee motivation, happiness, retention, and your ability to hire top notch talent. Benefits are not “optional” or simple add-ons; they are a “must have” to build the best teams. Via is here to guide you in making locally relevant decisions for your team across different geographies.

We make it simple to hire across countries, so you can focus on running your global business

What are employee benefits?

Employee benefits are mandatory and optional forms of compensation that are offered to full-time employees such as healthcare, travel stipends, PTO, retirement accounts, and stock options. Companies offer benefits in addition to wages and salaries.

What are global employee benefits vs. universal benefits?

Offering global benefits means ensuring that employees in each country receive local insurance, retirement options, and other relevant benefits. Global benefits are not necessarily universal, since each country has different health care systems, pension, and paid-time-off policies.

Many companies post their compensation packages on their “Careers” page.

In Mexico and Canada, for instance, the state provides basic healthcare services. To remain competitive, companies can offer private insurance options, in addition to the state-sponsored plan.


In many countries, the government deducts taxes for state-backed retirement, such as social security in the United States or the CPP in Canada.

However, companies can offer additional retirement options in many countries. In the United States, many companies provide 401k plans, usually with an employer match ranging from 0 to 6% or profit sharing. Many countries offer similar employer-sponsored retirement accounts, such as the RRSP in Canada.

Private healthcare

Unlike the United States, most countries across the Americas and Europe offer basic healthcare through the government. However, companies can offer private medical and dental coverage. In many countries, private insurance can provide better facilities, improved access to specialists, and easier access to last minute appointments.

Company-wide perks

Each country’s labor laws vary widely, which can make team members in one country feel as if they are not receiving the same benefits as employees in another country.

To help employees feel aligned, HR can launch company-wide perks, such as company-wide mental health days and weekly lunch vouchers.

Mental health

Each country has a different relationship to mental health. Argentina has the highest number of psychologists per capita in the world. While each country’s approach to mental well being services are different, companies generally offer mental health benefits as an additional perk.


To promote wellness, many employers offer perks such as virtual exercise classes, subscriptions for meditation apps, gym memberships, or even at-home equipment like a Peloton.

Life/ADD insurance

In most countries, employers can offer some form of life or ADD insurance, which protects employees and their families in worse case scenarios.

Why do businesses partner with an EOR services to offer benefits?

Keeping distributed teams that are spread across multiple companies happy, healthy, and compliant can be a real headache for HR. Companies need to offer compliant, user-friendly, and cost-effective compensation packages that are tailored to each country.

Researching compensation packages in each country can be time-consuming. That’s why many companies partner with EOR services like Via to ensure that they offer competitive benefits packages in each country.

With Via, we guarantee that your employees will receive comprehensive coverage that attracts and retains top talent. As your employer-of-record, we take full responsibility for ensuring that your employees receive the resources they need to feel healthy and protected.


Should I hire a remote employee?

Yes! Since Covid-19 struck in March 2020, more and more employers are realizing the benefits of hiring remote employees. By hiring remote workers, you can find people with relevant experience without needing to worry about paying for relocation expenses. It’s also more efficient, since remote employees can get started working as soon as they fill out the necessary paperwork.

How do I hire the best remote worker?

To find the best remote workers possible, you will still want to have in place a strategic hiring and recruiting process, which means:

  • Sourcing candidates with the right right skills using LinkedIn

  • Evaluating resumes and portfolios

  • Speaking to the candidate’s references to ensure that their resume matches their accomplishments

  • Introducing candidates to your team via a virtual interview, sometimes called a virtual onsite

  • Creating excellent onboarding materials that allows new remote employees to hit the ground running as quickly as possible

Can you hire someone from another country to work remotely?

In the US, you can legally hire foreigners living outside of the country to work for a US-based company. However, you will need to make sure that you are following the foreign country’s local labors to ensure compliance. This means you will probably need to open an entity or subsidiary, or partner with an EOR service like Via.

How do you hire someone virtually?

To hire someone virtually, you should take the following steps:

  • Find candidates through LinkedIn, job postings on sites like Glassdoor, or referrals from current team members

  • Meet with the candidate on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or another video conferencing software

  • Engage the candidate with group interviews so that other members of the team can offer their insights

  • Assign the candidate a short take-home assignment so that you can evaluate their skills

  • Speak with the candidate’s references to understand their strengths and areas for future improvement

  • Ensure that the candidate has all of the necessary information to complete onboarding, including enrolling in benefits