In March of 2019, the Social Security Administration began mailing notifications to employers identified as having at least one name and Social Security Number (SSN) combination submitted on wage and tax statement (Form W-2) that do not match their records. The purpose of the letter is to advise employers that corrections are needed in order for them to properly post its employee’s earnings to the correct record. There are a number of reasons why reported names and SSNs may not agree with their records, such as typographical errors, unreported name changes, and inaccurate or incomplete employer records.
On this page are resources and free online tools to assist with accurate wage reporting, including how to register for Business Services Online (BSO) and how to view and correct name and SSN errors.
Here is a link to the sample notices
Peter Rowe is the founder and CEO of Arcwood Benefits Consulting Inc, an Arcwood Consulting firm. Pete specializes in designing sustainable employee benefit plans with his client’s leadership team for the employees they care about. He is currently the legislative vice-chair for the Arizona Association of Health Underwriters, a state chapter under National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). In his capacity Peter is called to our State and Federal Capitol to attend stakeholder meetings and meet with Congress regarding changes in the health insurance industry. Pete graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Small Business in 1989. He’s held his Accident/Health/Life/ Securities and Annuities producer’s licenses since 1999. For recognition in the employee benefits field, Pete’s received the prestigious Soaring Eagle award, which is the highest honor from The Leading Producers Round Table of NAHU, and holds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Self-Funded, and Consumer Driven Health Plan professional certifications. On a personal note, Pete is a husband and father to two daughters, a black diamond skier, master swimmer, avid backyard farm hand, pianist, and East Coast Swing dancer.