IRS Extends Due Date for Employers to Provide Health Coverage Forms

Many employers and other health coverage providers now have an additional 30 days to provide Forms 1095-B or 1095-C to covered individuals. The original due date for insurers, self-insuring employers, other coverage employers, and applicable large employers was originally January 31, but has been extended to March 2, 2018.

The extension means that employees and covered individuals may not receive Forms 1095-B or 1095-C before they are ready to file their 2017 tax return. While the forms are helpful in preparing a return, they are not required, and individuals can utilize other sources of information about their health coverage.

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