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ACA Reporting for 2016: Educating Employees About Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B

All clients of CBG Benefits are encouraged to login and download our resources to educate employees about the Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B documents.In order to meet the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, many employers had to put forth effort to meet two key deadlines:

  • Filing with the IRS: February 28, 2017 (or March 31, 2017 if filing electronically).
  • Distributing Form 1095-C documents to Employees: March 2, 2017

However, an additional step that employers may need to take in the days and weeks to come involves answering questions from employees regarding what those forms mean and how they impact the filing of their taxes.

To help our clients in this regard, we encourage you to proactively post and distribute a number of resources that we’ve made available. These resources are designed to educate your employees about the Form 1095-C and/or Form 1095-B documents that they may be receiving. This includes:

  • Emails / Letters: We have a variety of sample emails and letters that can be sent to employees. Depending on the medical insurance coverage that you offer, these documents provide varying levels of detail to explain the differences between Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B, information on why Part III of Form 1095-C may be blank even if their dependents were covered, and more.
  • Q&A: This detailed document highlights information that has been provided by the IRS to address many questions that employees may have about Form 1095-A, Form 1095-B, and Form 1095-C. The questions primarily deal with how these forms may be used when an individual is ready to file their 2016 taxes.
  • Flyers/Posters: We have multiple one-page flyers and posters that can be used to provide high-level information about the Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B documents. These documents primarily answer questions such as “Why am I getting this form?“, “What information is on the form?“, and “What if I didn’t enroll in my employer’s insurance?

How to Download These Documents

We encourage all clients of CBG Benefits to log-in to the CBGconnect portal to download these documents.

If you have any trouble accessing the portal of if you’d like us to email you a copy of the documents directly, please just let us know.

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