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Tax Form 1095-C is a document that contains detailed information about health care coverage offered to applicable employees. The ACA has mandated that employers provide Tax Form 1095-C to all eligible employees as of 2016 (for tax year 2015). Tax Form 1095-C serves as proof of insurance, and is formal documentation of ACA compliance for the IRS.
According to the ACA definition of full-time employee, those who will receive Tax Form 1095-C are faculty and staff who worked an average of 30 or more hours per week for the University calendar year 2016.
According to the ACA definition of full-time employee, those who will not receive Tax Form 1095-C are faculty and staff who worked less than an average of 30 hours per week for the University in calendar year 2016.
If you do not have formal documentation of ACA compliance of qualifying health care coverage for the entirety of calendar year 2016, you may be required to pay the IRS an Individual Shared Responsibility Payment. For more information on ACA compliance please visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act.
In most cases, you do not need to wait for Tax Form 1095-C in order to file your federal tax return. You can simply check the box on the standard IRS tax form to attest that you, your spouse (if filing jointly), and covered dependent(s), had the required Minimum Essential Coverage in calendar year 2016.
The IRS will not require that you attach Tax Form 1095-C to your filing documents, but you should maintain Tax Form 1095-C with your personal tax records. Please consult with your tax professional or financial adviser if you have specific tax questions.
The University will supply eligible faculty and staff with Tax Form 1095-C, which will list covered dependents. Covered dependents requiring copies of Tax Form 1095-C will need to access the documents through the faculty or staff member under whom the dependent's coverage exists.
If there is a discrepancy on Tax Form 1095-C, please contact University Human Resources Benefits & Wellness at 848-932-3990, or at email@example.com, and we will re-issue a new copy of Tax Form 1095-C within 10 business days.
To request a reprint or copy of Tax Form 1095-C, please contact University Human Resources Benefits & Wellness at 848-932-3990, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that you will be asked to verify your identity and home address before a new copy of Tax Form 1095-C can be issued.
As 2017 is the second year Tax Form 1095-C is required by the ACA, the Form is only available through mail. University Human Resources is working toward making Tax Form 1095-C available online for 2018.
For comprehensive ACA tax provisions, and for more information about Tax Form 1095-C, please visit the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act.