**Special HR Alert - ACA Reporting Delay

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Employers will have additional time to complete their ACA reporting requirements in 2016.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced they will extend reporting and distribution requirement deadlines under the ACA.  The ACA requires applicable large employers and all self-insured employers to file information with the IRS and provide statements to employees in regard to health coverage offered and accepted during 2015.  This reporting is generally done on Forms 1094-B and 1095-B for small self-insured plans and 1094-C and 1095-C for applicable large employers.

The original deadline of February 1, 2016 to distribute forms to employees has been extended to March 31, 2016.  Additionally, the deadlines for filing with the IRS have also been extended – for those filing paper forms, the new deadline is May 31, 2016 (originally February 29, 2016) and for those filing electronically, the new deadline is June 30, 2016 (originally March 31, 2016).  View the IRS notice here. 

Join EANJ on January 7, 2016 for How to handle ACA reporting requirements – Forms 1094-C & 1095-C.