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December 1, 2017

ACA Reporting for 2017: Deadlines and Details

Business meetingAs we near the year end, employers, health insurers, and individuals once again need to prepare for filing their 1094 and 1095 forms with the IRS. The purpose of these forms is to verify that medical health coverage requirements are being met. Here’s what you need to know to assist your clients with this requirement:

Deadlines for the 2017 tax year 

  • 1095-C forms (from applicable employers) are due to employees by January 31, 2018.
  • 1094-C summary transmittal (from applicable employers) must be filed with the IRS by February 28, 2018, if filing manually and by April 2, 2018, if filing electronically. (Employers filing more than 250 statements must file electronically.)
  • 1095-B forms (from the insurer) are due to subscribers by January 31, 2018. Note: PacificSource plans to mail these statements to members the last week of January.  

Important details 

  • Again this year, PacificSource will provide our large, self-funded employer groups with a data assistance report to help them complete their forms. Please see page two of our updated ACA Reporting Requirements Guide (pdf) for more details.
  • Our next Plan News employer newsletter, emailing in January, will include an article about the forms and requirements.
  • Our next Member Newsletter, also scheduled to mail in January, will include an article about the form. We’ve also set up a dedicated toll-free number for them to call with questions, which will be printed on their form.

Please encourage employers to consult with their own legal and tax advisors for advice specific to their business.

Teladoc Member Welcome Letters Begin Mailing in December

Using TeledocTeladoc®, our new telemedicine partner, will begin mailing welcome letters to members in December, in advance of the benefit launch. The welcome letter outlines the service and provides access information.

Starting January 1, 2018, Teladoc will provide virtual doctor visits for our commercial plan members. Teladoc is a national network of U.S. board-certified physicians and pediatricians that a person can see on demand 24/7. In most cases, members pay the same for a virtual visit with Teladoc as they would a regular office visit. Teladoc is only available for our commercial plans.

For more information about the service, see our Teladoc information page.






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