Each year employers are required to report health insurance coverage status for eligible employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Consequently, the Division of Human Resources is preparing to send out form 1095-C indicating health care coverage status for eligible employees in 2016. You should expect to receive this form by March 2, 2017.
Although the 1095-C form will provide you a record of your health coverage, the form does not need to be attached to your tax return. You will simply need to check a box on your tax return indicating your health coverage status. The Internal Revenue Service will receive a record of your health care coverage status from the university as official reference.
If you have questions regarding your 2016 health care coverage status, you may contact the Benefits Office at 803-777-6650.
Posted January 6, 2017