The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released new Questions and Answers (Q&As) regarding Section 6056 reporting. These Q&As provide additional details on completing Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.
Under Section 6056, applicable large employers (ALEs) subject to the “pay or play” rules must report information to the IRS and full-time employees about the health coverage they offer. Reporting is first required in early 2016 for calendar year 2015.
The Q&As clarify existing requirements under Section 6056 and provide more guidance on specific aspects of reporting that had not been addressed previously. For example, the Q&As address reporting offers of COBRA coverage and reporting offers of coverage for employees who are newly hired or who terminate employment during a month. The Q&As also include examples that may be helpful when completing Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.