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To our policyholders in areas affected by the recent hurricanes, please know that the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Aflac are with you. We are working with government agencies that represent all declared disaster areas to ensure we do everything possible to help you. Based on that guidance, we have extended the due dates for policy premiums by 60 days for those living in places that have been declared disaster areas. If you have a question about your policy or need help, contact us at 800-992-3522. To help with the recovery, Aflac made a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross, and our employees are making their own private contributions. Please be safe, as the care of you and your families is paramount.
To provide employees with useful consumer information regarding the value of their health care benefits, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers providing applicable employer-sponsored coverage under a group health plan to report the value of the health care coverage on their employees’ W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) Forms. This amount is not taxable and should include both the amount paid by the employer as well as the portion paid by the employee.
Optional reporting: Though reporting is not required for certain benefits, employers may be permitted to report on certain benefits if they are already incorporated into the COBRA premium, including: an EAP, wellness program or on-site medical clinic without a premium charge, dental and vision plans not integrated into major medical plans, and HRAs.
This material is intended to provide general information about an evolving topic and does not constitute legal, tax or accounting advice regarding any specific situation. Aflac cannot anticipate all the facts that a particular employer or individual will have to consider in their benefits decision-making process. We strongly encourage readers to discuss their HCR situations with their advisors to determine the actions they need to take or to visit healthcare.gov (which may also be contacted at 1-800-318-2596) for additional information.