On July 24, the IRS released draft forms that employers will use to report on health coverage that they offer to their employees.
According to the IRS, these draft forms are being provided to help stakeholders, including employers, tax professionals and software providers, prepare for these new reporting provisions and to invite comments from them. The IRS says that it anticipates that draft instructions relating to the forms will be posted to IRS.gov in August. Both the forms and instructions will be finalized later this year.
Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, takes over our health care blog this week.