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Form 1095-C mailed, available in the employee portal

The 2016 1095-C has been mailed to employees eligible for health benefits in 2016 and should be received by March 2. The form is also available in the employee portal for viewing and download.

What is a 1095-C form?

Form 1095-C is sent to employees annually and provides them with information regarding their employer-provided health insurance coverage. It specifies the months of health care coverage for the employee and their eligible dependents.

How do I use Form 1095-C to complete my tax return?

When completing their federal tax return, employees will need to indicate whether they had qualifying health coverage for all of 2016 or whether they qualified for a health coverage exemption. If they did not, they may owe a tax penalty (individual shared responsibility payment). Part three of Form 1095-C provides supporting documentation for this question.

Per the IRS, employees are not required to submit this form with their 2016 tax filing; however, they should keep this form with any 2016 tax records. Please consult a qualified tax advisor if questions should arise.

How do I get my Form 1095-C electronically?

To access the form in the portal, follow these steps:

  • Select the Benefits and Wellness menu.
  • Click on View Form 1095-C. (It can also be found in the My Benefits tile by clicking on the details menu, and selecting View Form 1095-C.)
  • Additional authentication will be requested. Once authorized, click on Tax Form to view and download your form.
  • If a form has not been issued to you, a message will populate stating that no form is available.

How do I read the form?

More information about the 1095-C and instructions on how to read the form can be found here.

Employees with questions concerning their form may call a Benefits Professional at 303-860-4200, option 3, or email benefits@cu.edu.

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