June 11, 2012

Form W-2 Reporting: The Time to Capture Data is Now

As 2012 approaches its halfway point, it is very important that employers responsible for more than 250 Form W-2s are fully engaged in tracking aggregate health care costs.  As background, the health care reform law requires that the aggregate cost of health coverage be reported on the Form W-2.  The first reporting requirement applies to 2012 year, due in January 2013. 

It is important to remember that if an individual’s health coverage changes during the year, such as from single coverage to family coverage, this must be tracked so that it can accurately be reflected on the W-2.

For more information, please refer to these CBIZ Health Reform Bulletins:

Additional information is also available on the IRS’ website:  Form W-2 Reporting of Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage


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