Guidance

Tell HMRC about changes to your employer paid medical insurance

If your employer pays for your medical insurance you can check what information HMRC holds, or tell us if it starts, stops or changes.

If your employer pays for your medical insurance, you’ll need to pay tax on it.

HMRC will normally change your tax code to collect the right amount of tax over the year. But if your employer manages your benefits and expenses through their payroll, they’ll make sure you pay the right tax if there’s a change.

If your employer pays annually for medical insurance and in that time you stop working for them, or cancel the insurance, you may need to continue to pay tax on it in the next tax year.

If you’ve started getting medical insurance

Your employer will tell HMRC if they start paying for your medical insurance. If you do not want to wait, you can contact HMRC to make sure your tax code is changed as soon as possible.

If your medical insurance changes

Your employer will tell HMRC if the amount of medical insurance they pay for changes. If you do not want to wait, you can contact HMRC to make sure your tax code is changed as soon as possible.

If you’ve stopped getting medical insurance

Your employer will tell HMRC if they’ve stopped paying for your medical insurance.

If you don’t want to wait, or you’ve never received medical insurance, you can tell HMRC online.

Use the check your Income Tax online service to tell HMRC you’ve stopped getting medical insurance.

Other ways to tell HMRC

If you cannot use the online service, contact HMRC.

Check your tax code

When you update your medical insurance benefit details, the amount of tax you’ll pay might change. HMRC will tell you if your tax code changes.

You can use the check your Income Tax online service to:

  • check the amount of medical insurance in your tax code
  • see an estimate of how much tax you’ll pay over the whole tax year
Published 4 May 2018