Applicable large employers and employers with self-funded health plans should have furnished Form 1095 to their full-time and covered employees by March 31, 2016.
Employees who receive the new IRS forms may have questions about what to do with the forms. The IRS has released tax tips that provide guidance to recipients of Form 1095-C and Form 1095-B. A link to the 1095-C tax tip is found here, and a link to the 1095-B tax tip is found here.
Form 1095-C provides information about the health coverage offered by the employer. It may also provide information about whether the employee enrolled in coverage. Employees who worked for a large employer and were considered a full-time employee for any month in 2015 should get a form. The information on the form can help an employee determine if he or she is eligible for a premium tax credit for Marketplace coverage and can help document proof of coverage, if applicable.
Form 1095-B provides information about the health coverage employees or their dependents enrolled in through an insurance provider or a self-insured employer plan. The form can be used to confirm coverage or non-coverage for each month in 2015.