January 13, 2017
Topic: Human Resources
Employees who have not done so already can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2016 U-M Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
Log in at Wolverine Access and click on the Faculty & Staff tab, then select Employee Self-Service, then Payroll and Compensation, then View W-2/W-2c Forms. Users will be prompted to provide consent before they can select a form to view or print.
Choosing the electronic PDF copy will:
• Avoid having sensitive W-2 information, such as a Social Security Number, delivered via U.S. mail.
• Save significant postage and other associated mailing costs.
Last year, the university saved $30,000 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 Jan. 31.
Form 1095 – Health Care Tax Form
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. 23 in Wolverine Access > Employee Self-Service > Benefits > View Form 1095.
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 at hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/management-administration/human-resources-administrative-forms.