Code W: This is the employer’s contribution to an employee’s Health Savings Account for those employees enrolled in a High Deductible Health Plan. The contributions are made as follows:
- WSU forwards the employer-paid health contributions each month to the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA). In 2012, those amounts were $850/month for January through June, and $800/month from July through December, for each employee.
- The HCA then forwards a portion of the above contribution for each employee to the third party administrator, Health Equity (http://www.healthequity.net/pebb), for the employees who have Health Savings Accounts. The amounts they send per person are $58.34/month for those with self-coverage or $116.67/month for those with anything more than self-coverage. Because WSU does not make the payments directly to Health Equity, the amounts shown as Code W are estimates of what Health Care Authority should have forwarded to Health Equity, based on instructions from Health Care Authority and the employee’s plan history and coverages during 2012.