Weldon is insured through his employer and wants to know if there is anything he needs to do as a result of healthcare reform.
Will I be taxed on the amount my employer contributes to my health coverage?
Weldon: My wife and I are worried we’ll be bringing home less money because of healthcare reform. Is that likely?
BCBSAL: You may be paying more since there are some new taxes and fees. In 2013, a married couple making more than $250,000 a year, will now pay a Medicare payroll tax of 2.35 percent. That’s up from the current 1.45 percent. In addition, those in the highest income tax bracket will pay a 3.8 percent tax on unearned income, such as dividends and interests.