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. 1095c forms do not have the same deadline as a W-2 form and are due to the employee or retiree no later than March 2, 2018.
Do not wait to file your tax return until you receive Form 1095-C
It is not necessary to wait for Form 1095-C in order to file your tax return. Some taxpayers may not receive form 1095c by the time they are ready to file their tax return. While the information on these forms may assist in preparing a return, they are not required.
Do not attach your Form 1095-C to your tax return
Although you may use the information on the forms to help complete your tax return, these forms should not be attached to your return or sent to the IRS. The issuers of the forms are required to send the information to the IRS separately. You should keep the forms for your records with your other important tax documents. Learn the basics.
Proof of Insurance
While your employer may be able to assist you in verifying your coverage, most employers are not required to provide documentation specific to your health care coverage.
You are not required to send the IRS information forms or other proof of health care coverage when filing your tax return, however, it’s a good idea to keep those records on hand to verify coverage.
- Form 1095-C information forms
- Insurance cards
- Explanation of benefits
- Statements from your insurer
- W-2 or payroll statements reflecting health insurance deductions
- Records of advance payments of the premium tax credit
- Other statements indicating that you, or a member of your family, had health care coverage