Note: This article was updated on Feb. 8, 2018, with revised dates for the availability of Form 1095-C for some employees (see “Form 1095 availability” below) and new information about corrected forms and how to request reprints of paper copies.

In the coming weeks, UC employees and retirees will receive 1095-B/1095-C forms verifying their health coverage for 2017 — one of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (This requirement was not changed by the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.)

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UC will distribute Form 1095-C to all UC employees who are considered full-time by ACA standards (those who work 75 percent time or more). Additionally, other members of UC’s self-insured plans (Core, UC Care and UC Health Savings Plan) will receive Form 1095-B from UC; members of UC’s insured plans (Health Net, Kaiser, and Western Health Advantage) will receive Form 1095-B from their plan.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the responsible entity for issuing 1095 forms for individuals on Medicare, including UC retirees enrolled in UC-sponsored Medicare plans or in Medicare plans through OneExchange.

This year, again, the IRS extended the original mailing deadline for the Form 1095 from Jan. 31, 2018 to March 2, 2018.

Please note: The IRS has advised taxpayers that they do not need to delay filing their tax returns until they receive Forms 1095-B and/or 1095-C. You may use other information about your health coverage to prepare your returns, and you are not required to submit a copy of the 1095-B or 1095-C form when you file.

For more information, please see Questions and Answers about Health Care Information Forms for Individuals (Forms 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C) on irs.gov or Frequently Asked Questions on UCnet.

Below, you’ll find information about when Form 1095 will be available for different groups of employees and retirees.

Form 1095 availability

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Paper copies of Form 1095-C were mailed by Jan. 31, 2018. No electronic copies will be available on At Your Service Online (AYSO) for the 2017 tax year.

Office of the President

Paper copies of Form 1095-C were mailed by Jan. 31, 2018. No electronic copies will be available on UCPath for the 2017 tax year. Some employees may receive an updated form due to a correction in the original reporting by March 2, 2018.

All other locations 

Electronic copies of Form 1095-C will be available on AYSO — even for those who did not elect electronic delivery — by Feb. 15, 2018. (Employees at UC Merced, UC Riverside and Associated Students UCLA, the three locations that transitioned to UCPath in 2018, can view their 2017 1095-C statements on AYSO). 

Paper copies will be mailed to anyone who did not elect electronic delivery by March 2, 2018. 

Reprints and corrected forms

If you need a reprint of a paper copy (from any location), contact your local payroll or benefits office, who will in turn contact UCOP Payroll Coordination to request a reprint from your health plan.

Some employees in self-insured plans (UC Health Savings Plan, UC Care or Core) may receive a corrected form to reflect changes in the reporting of coverage. These forms will be provided (either mailed or posted on AYSO) as soon as possible.

Non-Medicare retirees and COBRA members in UC Care and Core

Paper copies of Form 1095-B are expected to mail by March 2, 2018.

Electronic copies will be available on AYSO only for UC non-Medicare retirees who elected electronic delivery.

Medicare retirees

Medicare retirees who meet any of the following criteria will have a paper copy of Form 1095-B mailed directly to them from CMS. At this time, it is unknown when the mailings are expected to be released.

  • Beneficiaries under the age of 65 with Medicare Part A
  • Beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part A for the first time in 2017
  • Beneficiaries who had Medicare Part A Coverage for part of 2017

Medicare retirees who do not meet the criteria above will not receive Form 1095-B from CMS; instead, they are instructed to check a box on their tax return to indicate that they had health coverage (similar to last year).