Affordable Care Act Implications: Questions and Answers

1095-C forms for 2019 are now available and posted in the ACC self-service portal.  If you have opted to receive your 1095-C by mail, they were put in the mail on January 31.  The 1095-B forms that are issued by BCBSTX or Scott & White were mailed by the end of February 2020.  If you have not received your 1095-B form, please contact your health plan carrier, see contact information below.

2019 IRS 1095-B & C Forms Now Available 

For the 2019 tax year, the IRS still requires all individuals to report on their federal tax returns if they have health coverage that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  However, there is no longer a tax penalty associated with not having ACA health coverage.  The IRS requires all large employers, like Austin Community College (ACC), to issue an IRS Form 1095-C to each full-time employee who is offered and/or enrolled in health coverage that meets the minimum coverage standards set by the ACA.

For ACA purposes, a full-time employee is one who averages at least 30 hours of work per week during the year.  This includes full-time faculty and staff, part-time employees, hourly and adjunct faculty, or any combination of these positions that results in a weekly average of 30 or more hours worked during the year.  Full-time employees, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in health coverage, will receive an IRS Form 1095-C from  ACC.  

Employees who have signed up to receive an electronic version of the IRS Form 1095-C in ACC Online Services can login to view and print their 1095-C document.  Copies will not be mailed to those who have chosen to receive their forms electronically.  Employees who have not consented to receive their tax documents electronically will receive a copy of their 2019 1095-C form by U.S. Mail by mid-February 2020.

ACC employees who are enrolled in either the HealthSelect (standard plan or HDHP) or Scott & White health plans through the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) will receive an IRS Form 1095-B from their health plan by the end of February 2020.  The IRS Form 1095-B reports if you and each of your covered dependents had health coverage with the plan during the year. This form contains health coverage information that employees will need to report to the IRS as part of their annual income tax filing.  If you do not receive your IRS Form 1095-B or if you lose it, you can call your medical insurance provider toll-free to request another copy. Please see the contact information below:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (800) 252-8039 (TTY: 711) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., CT Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., CT Saturday.

  • Scott & White Health Plan: (800) 321-7947, TTY/TTD (800) 735-2989, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., CT Monday - Friday.

ACC health coverage is also offered to some employees (adjunct faculty, part-time and hourly employees) who work over 20 hours per week but, do not work the ACA required 30 hours per week.  These employees will not receive an IRS Form 1095-C because they are not full-time employees as defined by the ACA.  However, if they have enrolled in health coverage, their ERS health carrier will send them an IRS Form 1095-B as noted above.

Additional information about the 1095-C and 1095-B tax forms is provided in this Frequently Asked Questions document.  If you have any questions, please contact HR Benefits at: hrbenefits@austincc.edu.

If you do not receive your IRS Form 1095-C by mid-February, please contact the HR Benefits office at: hrbenefits@austin.cc.edu or call Alisol Martinez at 512-223-7800.

IRS Form 1095-B & C Resources 

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