This year, your annual tax return includes data requests regarding your enrollment in a health insurance plan. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to send a tax form called the 1095-C to all full-time employees, or any employees who have been enrolled in the health plan over the past year. This form documents any offers of health insurance coverage made and any proof of coverage elections, and is used for determining eligibility for the premium tax credit available through the government.
The 1095-C form is not required to be attached to your tax return, nor is there a need to file an amended return once you receive it, but you should keep it with your other important 2017 tax documents. IRS guidance indicates that you may file your 2017 return before you receive your 1095-C form. Employees who did not enroll in health coverage through the Insurance Marketplace will not need the informaiton in Part II of form 1095-C. Employees should consult with their qualified tax advisor/consultant on this IRS guidance.
If you were full-time under the ACA definition (worked an average of 30 or more hours per week) or were enrolled in the Guthrie health plan at any time during 2017, you should receive a 1095-C. If you worked at more than one company in the past year, you may receive a 1095-C from each employer. Employees who consented to receive their 1095-C form electronically can now view and print their form in Peoplesoft Employee Self-Service.