OPM Provides FAQs on IRS Health Insurance Forms

OPM has provided some frequently asked questions regarding government health insurance requirements under FEHB for tax year 2018.

The Office of Personnel Management said that current and retired federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program will soon be receiving IRS Form 1095-C.

IRS says this about the form on its website:

Form 1095-C is filed and furnished to any employee of an Applicable Large Employers (ALE) member who is a full-time employee for one or more months of the calendar. ALE members must report that information for all twelve months of the calendar year for each employee.

According to OPM:

Employees and annuitants with FEHB coverage will receive the IRS Form 1095-C showing they received an offer of FEHB coverage for Plan Year 2018. If the employee has questions about the information on IRS Form 1095-C, or about lost or incorrect forms, they should call their agency using the phone number provided on Line 10 of the IRS form. It is the agency’s responsibility to make corrections to and answer questions about the employee data on the IRS Form 1095-C.

Annuitants who were employed a portion of the year will also receive an IRS Form 1095-C from their former employer. Otherwise, annuitants will not receive this form.

In preparation for receiving the forms, OPM released these frequently asked questions for current and former federal employees about the IRS forms they will be receiving and compliance with having health insurance under the law.

Health Coverage Forms Fast Facts

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