>Since I have coverage through my employer (civil service). I haven’t paid much attention to this subject. Yesterday an e-mail was sent out detailing how this may impact NYS Heath Insurance Program.

The first sentance of the second paragraph states, “The impact probably won’t be significant.” That is a worry-some word, ‘probably’. Especially when later in the e-mail I read, “the value of an employee’s health benefit plan will be reported on the employee’s W-2.” What exactly does this mean? How will it be reported? Meaning as what? Taxible income? If so then that could end up a significant impact. One person’s response was “I think (lets hope) the reason for having it show up on a W-2 is for tracking proof of coverage.” If that is the case then it is just further watching by big brother.