3/4/2019 is the Deadline for Form Year 2018
The filing deadlines for Affordable Care Act reporting are February 28th if filing on paper and March 31st if filing electronically. Forms 1095-C and 1095-B must be provided to employees by March 4 after the end of the year for which the information is being reported. If the deadline falls on a holiday/weekend the deadline is moved to the next working day. Reporting is on a calendar-year basis, regardless of a group’s plan year or renewal date.
Deadline for Form Year 2018:
|March 4, 2019||Form 1095 copies to Recipients/Employees|
|February 28, 2019||Paper copies of Form 1095 to IRS|
|March 31, 2019||E-file Form 1095 to IRS|
Reporting is required for form year 2018. Statements must be provided to full-time employees by March 4.
Note: The IRS issued a Notice 2018-94 to extend the due date for forms 1095-B and 1095-C for providing recipient copies until March 4. The 30 days extension is only for providing employees with their statements. However, the due date for filing ACA forms with the IRS remains unchanged.