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IRS Extends Due Dates for Filing 2015 Health Coverage Forms

On December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that they extended the filing dates for forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C. The IRS also announced an extension of the date by which copies of the forms must be provided to employees and responsible individuals. This allows insurers, employers and other providers of minimal essential coverage additional time to provide 2015 health coverage information to taxpayers and the IRS.See the revised dates below

Extended due dates for forms to be filed with the IRS:

2015 Forms 1094-B
Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns
1095-B
Health Coverage
1094-C
Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns
1095-C
Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage
Original Filing Date
(if not filing electronically)
February 29, 2016 February 29, 2016 February 29, 2016 February 29, 2016
New Filing Date
(if not filing electronically)
May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016
Original Filing Date
(if filing electronically)
March 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 March 31, 2016 March 31, 2016
New Filing Date
(if filing electronically)
June 30, 2016 June 30, 2016 June 30, 2016 June 30, 2016


Extended due dates for statements to be provided to employees and responsible individuals:

2015 Forms 1095-B
Health Coverage
1095-C
Employer- Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage
Original Filing Date February 1, 2016 February 1, 2016
New Filing Date March 31, 2016 March 31, 2016

Please note: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is prepared to provide the forms based on the original due dates and will not be taking advantage of the IRS extension.

 

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