ACA Form 1094C And 1095: How To Prepare For Form Filing Deadline Of March 31, 2017

Webinar: ID# 1023558
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Alert: 2016 filing deadlines for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C are just around the corner. And with the elimination of the IRS’s “good faith” filing standard this year, it’s more important than ever to get the process right.

Fortunately, the IRS has delayed the furnishing of 2016 1095s to recipients until March 2, but that still does not leave much time. Given the complex questions that often arise when employers complete their forms, it’s important to untangle these confusing reporting requirements to alleviate stress and compliance issues.

You may be wondering about any or all of the following:
  • Are you required to fill out the 1095-C at all?
  • If so, when and what are you required to report?
  • How do the reporting requirements vary if you are fully insured vs. self-insured?
  • How do you account for employees who are offered health coverage but decline it?
  • Who is required to report if you sponsor a plan for employees of multiple employers?
  • Can you get a filing extension?
  • What are the penalties if you mess up the reporting?
  • How do you account for retirees and COBRA recipients on the 1095-C?
  • What about multiple members of the same family who are all full-time employees with you—and all received offers of coverage?
  • What do you do if you can’t get dependents’ Social Security Numbers—and how often are you required (or allowed) to ask for them?
Get the answers to these questions and more from this widely popular webinar delivered by seasoned employee benefits attorney Ashley Gillihan and help you meet the March 31, 2017 ACA filing deadline with confidence.

Note: This webinar assumes an intermediate to advanced level of familiarity with ACA reporting and the B-series and C-series forms.

Learning Objectives:
  • Your organization’s information reporting requirements under the ACA
  • Penalties to watch out for under Section’s 6055 and 6056 of the IRS Code
  • How to ensure proper distribution and filing to avoid information-reporting penalties
  • The top 3 challenges first-year reporting presented—and how to overcome those for 2016 reporting
  • Common ACA reporting traps and pitfalls to avoid
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter:

Ashley Gillihan, Esq.
Alston & Bird LLP

Ashley Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office and a member of Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Groups. Mr. Gillihan focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. He also has extensive experience assisting financial institutions and insurance companies who serve as Health Savings Account trustees or custodians.

Mr. Gillihan is active in publishing and speaking on various health and welfare benefit plan related topics and serves as a faculty member and/or technical advisor for several health and welfare benefit plan focused organizations.

Mr. Gillihan is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Technical Advisory Council and the board of editors for the Benefits and Compensation Law Alert, published by M. Lee Smith Publishers. He was named to the Benefits Committee for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. and served from 2007-2008. He is also a faculty member for the Institute for Applied Management and Law (IAML), and is the primary author of the “Flexible Benefits Answer Book” published by Aspen Publishers.
ACA Form 1094C And 1095: How To Prepare For Form Filing Deadline Of March 31, 2017
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