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IRS Form 1095-C

Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers are required to send Form 1095-C to certain employees.  It will contain detailed information about your health care coverage. You may receive this form no later than March 2, 2017. 

You will receive the form if you meet either of the two conditions listed below. 

  • Were enrolled in health care coverage from UTSA at any point in 2016
  • Worked an average of 30 or more hours per week

You can view the blank form here on the IRS website.
We will continue to keep you informed on this important tax document.


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Form 1095-C

What is a Form 1095-C? 
Form 1095-C is a document containing detailed information about the health care coverage provided by UTSA.  If, during the calendar year, you were enrolled in health care coverage from UTSA or worked an average of 30 or more hours per week, then you should receive a 1095-C.  

Who receives a Form 1095-C? 
Any employee who worked an average of 30 or more hours per week or who was enrolled in UTSA’s health insurance plan in 2016 will receive a 1095-C.   You will need to keep this form with your tax file.

Why did I get more than one Form 1095-C? 
If you worked at more than one company, you may receive a 1095-C from each company/employer.

Why didn’t I get a Form 1095-C? 
If you did not work an average of 30 or more hours per week and were not enrolled in health care coverage through UTSA at any time during 2016, you should not receive a 1095-C.  

Will I be fined if I don’t have health care coverage? 
If you do not have health care coverage and do not qualify for an exemption, you may be subject to a fine by the IRS when you file your tax return.  In some cases you can claim a health care coverage exemption.  You can use the IRS Health Coverage Exemptions (Form 8965) to find out if you qualify.  Please visit www.irs.gov or www.healthcare.gov to learn more.

When will I get my Form 1095-C? 
You should receive your 1095-C for the 2016 tax year no later than March 2, 2017. If you believe you should have received a 1095-C but did not, please contact the HR Benefits Office at 210.458.5314.

How will I receive my Form 1095-C?
You will receive the printed form at your home address on file no later than March 2, 2017.

What should I do with my Form 1095-C? 
When you receive your 1095-C, keep it with your tax file. 

What if I lose my 1095-C?
If you lose your 1095-C, please contact the HR Benefits Office at 210.458.5314.

What information is on the Form 1095-C? 
There are three parts to the form:

  • Part 1: information about you and UTSA.
  • Part 2: information about the coverage offered to you by UTSA, the affordability of the coverage offered, and the reason why you were or were not offered coverage.
  • Part 3: information about the individuals covered under your plan, including dependents.


How will the Form 1095-C impact my taxes?
 
If you do not have health care coverage and do not qualify for an exemption, you may be subject to a fine when you file your tax return.  In addition, if there’s a discrepancy in the information that you and your employer report to the IRS about the health care coverage offered to you, your tax return may be delayed.

Do I need my Form 1095-C to file my taxes? 
According to the IRS Notice 2016-4, employees with minimum essential coverage will not need to wait for the 1095-C to file their taxes.  UT Select BCBS meets the minimum essential coverage. 

What if I have additional questions? 
If you have additional questions about your 1095-C, please contact the HR Benefits Office at 210.458.5314. You may also visit www.irs.gov or www.healthcare.gov to learn more. 

 

Updated: December 9, 2016