Private Health Care Insurances Becomes a Taxable Benefit
Due to Swedish legislative changes, private health care provided by employers becomes a taxable benefit from the 1st of July 2018. This means that individual employee will be taxed for any health insurance fees paid by the employer, as well as any medical treatments paid for directly by the employer. The employer will, in turn, have to pay the applicable social fees for this benefit, but like other taxable benefits, the employer expense will be deductible. Due to the relatively small size of the average monthly health insurance premium, the effect of this change will be quite limited for the average individual.