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W-2 Health Care Reporting Postponement Documents Available for Download

10/19/10

Permalink 11:48:33 am, by MedBen5 Email , 131 words, 3470 views   English (US)
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

W-2 Health Care Reporting Postponement Documents Available for Download

Last week, the IRS announced that it has postponed mandatory employer health care reporting on W-2 forms for 2011. It has also released two documents regarding the postponement: a notice explaining the reasoning behind the postponement (or, as the IRS refers to it, “interim relief") and a sample draft of the 2011 W-2 form. These documents are available for download on the Regulatory section of this Blog.

Please note that while the W-2 draft does include a box for the cost of sponsored health coverage, employers are not required to provide this information in 2011. Also, the IRS states on the back of the W-2 that the reported amount is for information only and is not taxable.

MedBen clients with questions regarding the postponment can contact Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker at (800) 851-0907.

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