Effective January 1, 2012, the Heath Care Premium for "uncovered" FTE's in excess of those exempted will increase. The new Health Care Contribution will increase from $113.03 to $119.12. This change impacts 1/12 quarter reporting due April 30, 2012.
Act 191 of the 2006 Legislative Session requires the Vermont Department of Labor to collect Employer’s Health Care Contribution Fund. This process will be done in conjunction with the current Unemployment Insurance quarterly reporting of wages and UI taxes. Act 70 of the 2007 Legislative Session contained specific definitions of "seasonal" and "part time", which if met, can be excluded from the Health Care reporting. Both of these acts have become Chapter 25, Section 2001-2003, of Title 21.
Everything you need to know about health care reporting is included in the publication titled “A Guide to Health Care Reporting", which is accessible under the “Health Care Links” in the right hand pane of this page. Additionally, many have said the FAQs, Covered-Uncovered Tree, and HC Calculating Examples are also helpful tools in understanding this reporting. The reporting of Health Care “adjusted” FTE and Health Care Contributions is required for and subsequent to the second quarter of 2007.
Rules of this reporting are provided in the right hand side of this page.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact:
Employer Services Unit – (802) 828-4344
Claims Center Employer Assistance - 877-214-3331
UI and Wages Director – (802) 828-4242
Tracy Phillips, Tracy.Phillips@state.vt.us
UI Employer Services Chief – (802) 828-4254
Maria Beede, Maria.Beede@state.vt.us
UI Employer Services Supervisor – (802) 828-4249
Barbara LaFrancis, Barbara.LaFrancis@state.vt.us
Questions about potential eligibility for all State Health plans and/or premium assistance for Catamount Health and Employer-Sponsored insurance plans can be answered by calling the Agency of Human Services at 1-800-250-8427.
Updated: February 18, 2011