For those still employed and receiving a W-2
by Steven Haninger - 3/15/13 2:28 AM
You may notice a box in the form marked 12a. If you see the letters DD and then some dollar amount after it, this is supposedly the value to you of your company health plan. You may or may not know that there are two types of income. One is money you actually see and the other is called "imputed" income. Quite often this will be such as company provided death benefit coverage. Imputed income is taxable. I would imagine that adding the company contribution to the W-2 is in preparation for that to become taxable income as well. I know congress has bounced this around as a possibility but I expect it will probably become reality.