January 12, 2018
Topic: Human Resources
University of Michigan employees who have not done so already can consent to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2017 Form W-2, which is now available to download, instead of an identical mailed copy.
Log in at wolverineaccess.umich.edu and click on the Faculty & Staff tab, then select Employee Self-Service, then Payroll and Compensation. Those who have not already consented to an electronic copy will be asked to do so. Those who have consented can click on View W-2/W-2c Forms to view and print their form.
By choosing an electronic PDF copy of their W-2, employees will avoid having sensitive W-2 information, such as Social Security numbers, delivered via U.S. mail.
It will also help U-M save significant postage and other associated mailing costs. Last year, the university saved $31,000 in postage thanks to those who received an electronic copy.
For those who choose to receive their W-2 in the mail, hard copies will be mailed by Jan. 31.
The university will also provide Form 1095, which reports information about health care coverage, either electronically or by mail.
For employees who have consented to receive the electronic version, Form 1095 will be available starting Jan. 22 in Wolverine Access > Employee Self-Service > Benefits > ACA 1095 Self Service > View Form 1095.
Those who did not provide electronic consent by Jan. 5 will receive their Form 1095 in the mail by Jan. 31.
Employees should retain this tax form with other tax documents needed to file their federal taxes. More information is available at hr.umich.edu/form-1095.
To ensure prompt delivery of tax forms by the U.S. Postal Service, a current home address must be correct in U-M records. Addresses may be updated at Wolverine Access > Employee Self-Service > Campus Personal Information > Addresses.
Updates also may be made by going to the Human Resources Administrative Forms page and clicking on Forms for Individuals, then Address/Personal Data Form.