2019 ACA Reporting Deadlines

November 25, 2019|

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate for employees was officially repealed on January 1, 2019. However, Congress did not repeal the ACA requirements for employers. Applicable large employers (ALE) with 50 or more employees are still required to provide access to healthcare to employees and meet annual reporting requirements.

To avoid year-end scrambling, employers should begin preparing for ACA reporting now. This includes verifying the organization’s ALE status, confirming employee eligibility and offers of coverage, and verifying ACA codes with the employer’s broker.

Dates for 2019 reporting, submitted in 2020, appear below, along with last year’s deadlines for reference. The 1095-C due date to employees was extended in 2019 but isn’t expected to be in 2020.

ACA Reporting Forms2018 Tax Year Deadlines
(forms filed in 2019)
2019 Tax Year Deadlines
(forms filed in 2020)
1095-C due to employees (postmarked if mailed)March 4, 2019January 31, 2020
1094-C and 1095-C due to IRS if paper filingFebruary 28, 2019February 28, 2020
1094-C and 1095-C due to IRS if electronic filingApril 1, 2019March 31, 2020

 

For more information, visit the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) ACA resource page for employers.

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