HR and Benefits

Affordable Care Act - Form 1095-C

Published: Jan. 24, 2018
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Since 2016, employers have been required to provide a Form 1095-C to employees considered eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The 1095-C will provide information regarding your eligibility and participation in the health care plan. Information from the 1095-C is used when filing your taxes for the previous year.

The IRS deadline for distributing the 1095-C to employees has been moved to March 2, 2018.

What does this mean to you?

You do not need to wait for the 1095-C to file your taxes for 2017. Once you receive your W-2 for 2017, you may file your taxes. If you file your 2017 taxes prior to receiving your 1095-C, you do not need to refile once you receive the form. You will, however, want to keep the 1095-C with your tax records for the year.

What other proof of insurance coverage is acceptable?

You can use other forms of documentation that would provide proof of your insurance coverage. Examples of other documents would be:

  • Insurance cards
  • Explanation of benefits (EOB)
  • W-2 or payroll stubs reflecting health insurance deductions


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