Employer Deadline Extended for 1095-C Notice to Employees

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Posted: December 5, 2018 by Staff Writer

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has pushed back the deadline for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) to provide employees with Form 1095-C, which relates to the health insurance offered (or not offered) in 2018 in connection with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The ACA requires ALEs to report on Health Insurance available to employees and dependents – and it further requires reporting by all employers of any size who sponsor self-insured Health Insurance coverage. Reporting is required for all persons employed full-time for at least one full calendar month during 2018.

The important dates you and your clients need to know are as follows:

  • Reporting for 2018 is due to employees (using Form 1095-C) on or before March 4, 2019 – this is an extension from the original end of January deadline.
  • If filing by paper, employer reporting is due to the IRS, using Form 1094-C and copies of all employees’ Forms 1095-C, on or before February 28, 2019.
  • If filing electronically (required when issuing 250+ forms), employer reporting is due by April 1, 2019 to the IRS.

Word & Brown is offering a series of webinars to help brokers (and your clients) understand the vast requirements of mandatory IRS ACA reporting – and how employers can avoid fines for ACA non-compliance. To register for one of the upcoming webinar dates, click here.  We have resources to help you promote the webinars to your clients, too.

The webinars will help you and your clients learn what’s changed for 2018 and what you (and they) can do to reduce the risk for an IRS 226J letter and costly potential penalty.

If you have questions, contact your Word & Brown representative or WBCompliance team (call 866-375-2039 or send an email to

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