Are health insurance providers mandated to report to the federal government or IRS non-payment of premiums?

Asked on February 1, 2016 under Insurance Law, Missouri


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Not as a general matter, no: a failure to pay premiums is a civil matter between the provider and the insurer, not a criminal or tax matter. That said, any tax related documentation they generate will have to show the correct amount of premiums paid, if such premiums were being paid, for example, with pre-tax dollars.

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