June 18, 2010
Question of the Week: Are Health Insurance Costs Required To Be Reported on Form W-2?
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Vision Payroll

This week’s question comes from Beverly, a small-business owner. We pay health insurance costs for our employees. I heard there was a change in reporting health insurance costs under the new law. Are health insurance costs required to be reported on Form W-2? Answer: Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), beginning in the 2011 tax year (reported to Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2012), employers will be required to start including the aggregate cost for “applicable employer-sponsored coverage” for each employee on that employee’s Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. There is no requirement to include this information on the 2010 Form W-2, to be reported to the SSA in 2011. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any further questions on Form W-2.


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