Deadline extended for some 1095 forms

by American Insurance News Release on Jan 25, 2018

There are reports that insurers or employers may be delayed in delivering their 1095-B or 1095-C forms to their clients or employees to show creditable coverage for 2017.

Generally, you must file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C by Feb. 28 if filing on paper (or March 31 if filing electronically) of the year following the calendar year to which the return relates. For calendar year 2017, Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are required to be filed by Feb. 28, 2018, or April 2, 2018, if filing electronically. Forms 1095-C for the 2017 calendar year must be furnished by Jan. 31, 2018.

  • Form 1095-B shows that your health insurance met the minimum essential requirements and therefore you are not liable for the individual shared responsibility payment.
  • Form 1095-C is filed and furnished to any employee of an Applicable Large Employers (ALE) member who is a full-time employee for one or more months of the calendar. ALE members must report that information for all twelve months of the calendar year for each employee.

Read more about Large Employer forms 1095-C and 1094-C here.

Sources: ThinkAdvisor.com news article, IRS Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-CIRS extention notice, IRS Health care Q&A, Washington HealthPlan Finder Tax Forms Explained.

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