Health Care Reform Dashboard

Health Care Reform Dashboard

Charting Developments with the
Affordable Care Act and Beyond


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Health and Welfare Benefits in 2012

Although the pace of new legislation affecting health and other welfare benefits has slowed after the first two years of the Obama Administration, plan sponsors will find no shortage of developments to monitor and implement in 2012. This alert provides a very brief review of recent developments and matters to watch in the new calendar [&hellip… Continue Reading »

IRS Clarifies Guidelines for W-2 Reporting of Health Coverage Costs

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the aggregate cost of employer-sponsored health coverage on the Forms W-2 of its employees. In March 2011, the Internal Revenue Service issued interim guidance on the Form W-2 informational reporting requirement in the form of 31 Q&As. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service revised this [&hellip… Continue Reading »

IRS Issues Employer Guidance for Reporting Health Coverage Costs on W-2s

The Internal Revenue Service has issued long-awaited guidance on a new requirement that employers report the cost of employee health coverage on Forms W-2. The goal of this Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirement is to provide useful and comparable consumer information to employees. The IRS guidance sets forth specific rules for reporting health [&hellip… Continue Reading »

IRS Delays Reporting of Group Health Plan Cost on Form W-2

Today, the IRS released Notice 2010-62, which provides that employers will not be required to report the cost of group health plan coverage on Form W-2 issued for 2011. Employers will welcome this notice, which will allow them additional time to modify their payroll systems and procedures to address this new health care reform reporting [&hellip… Continue Reading »