Health Care Alert: Navigating Health Care Reform (October 20, 2011)
Employers Must Report Group Health Plan Costs on W-2s
W-2 Reporting: Employers Should Start Gearing Up to Report the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Group Health Coverage
by Nancy K. Campbell
Under health care reform, employers are required to report to employees the cost of their employer-sponsored group health plan coverage. This reporting is for informational purposes only and is intended to inform employees of the cost of their health care coverage. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to stress that this new reporting requirement does not cause excludable employer-provided health care coverage to become taxable.