As you sway in a hammock somewhere getting much-deserved R&R, rest assured you’ll have exciting QuickBooks© Online updates awaiting your rejuvenated and (proudly) sunburned return to the grindstone.

What’s new in August

Employee health benefits through QuickBooks Payroll

Redesigned invoice template in QuickBooks Online

New! Compare, buy, and manage employee health benefits through QuickBooks

In a nutshell: There are many ways employers can show their employees some love—from offering flexible vacations to stocking the break room that coffee everyone likes.

Perhaps no gesture boosts morale quite like providing health benefits, which is why we’ve made the process as simple as possible.

You can now compare insurance plans from top carriers right in QuickBooks Payroll and find employee health, dental, and vision coverage on a budget. Plus, premiums are tax-deductible, which helps you save even more.

How it works: Start comparing quotes in the Workers tab, under Benefits.

You’ll see exact quotes from leading national carriers, all in one place.

Applications can be completed online in about 10 minutes, with no paperwork or questions asked. 

Once a plan is approved and issued, your employees will automatically be invited to enroll, and you can manage all plans inside QuickBooks.

Premiums are automatically deducted during payroll, so you never have to worry about missing a payment and can rest easy knowing the team is taken care of.

New! Refreshed invoice template lets you leave a lasting impression

In a nutshell: Small businesses can’t afford to look unprofessional, even after the work is complete. Any job well done…needs an invoice well designed.

We’ve given our sales form template in QuickBooks Online a welcome facelift—with smoother formatting, more accurate previews, and sharper details. Now you can ensure your brand’s personality extends seamlessly to invoices, receipts, and more.

How it works: Create invoices and other sales forms the same way as always.

When you do, you’ll now see a number of visual improvements, such as:

  • Cleaner formatting for a more professional appearance
  • Enhanced previewing that lets you see the exact same form as your customers.
  • High-fidelity detail to highlight your brand.

That’s all for now, folks.

Until next time, as always, keep your feet on the ground…and your books in the cloud.