What are forms 1094-C and 1095-C?

In addition to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandate that employers offer affordable healthcare to their employees, Section 6055 and 6056 of the ACA require Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to: File forms 1094-C and [1095-C with the IRS Provide written statements to covered employees Forms 1094-C and 1095-C help the IRS enforce the ACA employer […]

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In addition to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandate that employers offer affordable healthcare to their employees, Section 6055 and 6056 of the ACA require Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to:

  • File forms 1094-C and [1095-C with the IRS
  • Provide written statements to covered employees

Forms 1094-C and 1095-C help the IRS enforce the ACA employer mandate by monitoring the type and cost of coverage offered to employees, and the number of employees who were offered this coverage.

Document Contents

Form 1094-C lists:

Form 1095-C lists, for each calendar month:

  • Proof of offer of coverage (with code)
  • Employee’s share of the lowest cost monthly premium
  • Whether an applicable 4980H Safe Harbor” was used

The written statement lists:

  • The employer’s name, address, and contact information
  • The information for the employee on the return being filed

Filing Deadlines

A single Form 1095-C must be provided to each employee and to the IRS. Form 1094-C is essentially a coversheet for all the Forms 1095-C that the employer files for its employees
Employees must receive their copies of form 1095-C and the written statements by March 2nd.
The IRS must receive forms 1094-C and 1095-C by:

  • February 28th, 2017 (if filed by mail)
  • March 31st, 2017 (if filed electronically)

Final Tips

Show the IRS that you’re ACA compliant by correctly filling 1094-C and 1095-C on time.

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