On Wednesday the IRS released the final 1094-C and 1095-C forms along with the instructions. Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) will use the C forms to report on their offers of coverage to full-time employees. Like last year, fully-insured ALEs will complete Parts I and II of Form 1095-C while self-insured ALEs will complete Parts I, II and III of Form 1095-C. Small self-insured employers will use Forms 1094-B and 1095-B to report on all those enrolled in their coverage. The instructions for the B Forms are here.
Employers must file the Forms by February 28, 2018 if filing on paper, or by March 31, 2018 if filing electronically. Those employers how are filing 250 or more returns must file electronically. However, because March 31st falls on a weekend employers actually have until the following Monday, April 2nd to electronically file with the IRS. Copies of Forms 1095-C and 1095-B are due to individuals by January 31, 2018.