Benefits Buzz – 2018 ACA Reporting Draft Forms Now Available

The IRS released draft 2018 forms for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft instructions for 2018 have not yet been released.

The 2018 draft forms are substantially similar to the final 2017 versions. However, the revised version of the Form 1095-C clarifies that the “Plan Start Month” box in Part II will remain optional for 2018. The IRS previously
indicated that this box may have been mandatory for the 2018 Form 1095-C.

Keep in mind that the 2018 draft instructions for these forms may include additional changes or clarifications, once released. Also, the IRS may make additional changes to these forms before releasing final 2018 versions.

What You Need to Do
Employers should become familiar with these forms for reporting for the 2018 calendar year. However, these forms are draft versions only, and should not be filed with the IRS or relied upon for filing.

 2018 draft Forms 1094-C and
1095-C were released July 11,
2018, and will be used by
applicable large employers
(ALEs) to report under Section
6056, as well as for combined
Section 6055 and 6056
reporting by ALEs who sponsor
self-insured plans.

 2018 draft Forms 1094-B and
1095-B were also released in
July 2018, and will be used by
entities reporting under Section
6055, including self-insured plan
sponsors that are not ALEs.
More Information
Please contact Penniall & Associates,
Inc. for more information on reporting
under Code Sections 6055 and 6056.

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