What is Form 1095-C and 1099-HC?
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First Published :Wed Dec 09 16:29:37 GMT 2015
Last Modified :Fri Feb 09 18:48:38 GMT 2018
Last Published :Fri Feb 09 18:48:38 GMT 2018
Describes the form in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act
Beginning with the 2015 tax year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that employers offering employer-sponsored self-insured health coverage provide all benefits eligible (including those eligible through the ACA guidelines) employees with a Form 1095-C. The 1095-C Form is to report information to the IRS and to employees who have minimum essential coverage under the employer plan and have met the individual shared responsibility requirement for the months that they are covered under the plan.The IRS deadline for employers to provide a 1095-C for 2018 has been moved from January 31st to March 2nd. You do not need to have a copy of your 1095-C in order to file your taxes. Proof of Health Insurance for FEDERAL Taxes: 1095-C
Each year when you prepare to file your annual federal income tax return, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests that you provide information about your health insurance coverage for the previous year. Failure to provide this information can result in IRS penalties. The university provides this information on form 1095-C.
If you would like to download this form electronically, please follow the steps below to provide your consent: Step One: By December 31, login to Tufts University eServe
Step Two: Select “Benefits Information” and “1095-C Consent” to receive your 1095-C tax form electronically.
Your 1095-C will be available for download on January 31, 2018**. If you do not provide consent to receive your 1095-C electronically, it will be mailed to your home address listed in eServe.
***The IRS announced the deadline has changed for 2018 from January 31st to March 2nd. Tufts will still attempt to deliver the 1095-C by the original deadline, but please note the change. If you did not consent to receive your 1095-C form electronically, your form will be mailed to you via US Mail by February 3rd. Again, this timeframe is based on 2017 deadlines, but since the 2018 deadline has changed to March 3rd, the mailing date is subject to change. Please allow up to 7 business days for delivery.
Proof of Insurance for STATE Taxes: 1099-HC The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also requires that you provide proof of health insurance for the previous year. Tufts Health Plan provides this information on form 1099-HC. If you would like to download this form electronically, please follow the steps below.
Step One: Go to https://tuftshealthplan.com/microsites/tufts-university and login.
Step Two: Select “View/Update your Tax information" under the ‘What would you like to do’ section.
The 2017 1099-HC will be available for download by January 31, 2018. This form will also be mailed to your home address listed with Tufts Health Plan.
Who to Call for Assistance
- If you are enrolled in a Tufts University Health Plan and have a form 1099-HC question, please contact Tufts Health Plan at (844) 516-5790.
Postdoctoral Scholars employed at Tufts: Postdoctoral Scholars receive health coverage (if enrolled) through Aetna Insurance administered by the Student Advisory & Health Administration Office. The Aetna Insurance coverage is a fully insured health plan versus a self-insured health plan. Fully-insured health plans participants receive a Form 1095-B (Federal filing) and 1099-HC (State filing) directly from the insurance carrier versus a Form 1095-C from Tufts University.Students: Students enrolled in the UnitedHealthCare StudentResources Coverage underwritten by HPHC will receive a 1095-B for Federal tax filling and a 1099-HC for MA state tax filing from UnitedHealthCare (not from Tufts University).
They can call 1-888-224-4752 if another copy of either form is needed.
Retirees: Most retiree 1095Cs are sent out by the Health Care provider EXCEPT for those Retirees who are on the BCBS Medex plan, which is self insured, so Tufts will send these.