Benefits Q&A: Health Insurance and Tax Filing for 2015

3/17/2016


We have received a few questions about Federal Tax Forms 1095-B and 1095-C for clergy and churches. Conference Benefits Officer Karen Fuller shared the following helpful answers:

Do we send Health Insurance Forms with our 2015 Tax Forms? 

The 2015 Federal Tax forms require us to indicate whether we were covered by health insurance for 2015. It is a check box. You do not send any forms in with your 1040 tax form.

What do we do with our 1095-B Forms?

Everyone covered by the North Georgia Conference health insurance plan, HealthFlex, will receive a 1095-B form from the General Board of Pension & Health Benefits by 3/31/2016 indicating your coverage for 2015. Please store this with your tax preparation paper work and receipts for 2015. You will need it as your proof of coverage if you are ever audited for 2015.

What about 1095-C Forms?

If your employer, church or otherwise, has 50 or more full time equivalent employees, then that employer will also provide you a 1095-C form that indicates that they offered you insurance. Again, file this away with your tax preparation paperwork.
 
Here is the explanation in full:

Heath Insurance and Tax Filing for 2015
 
The 2015 Federal Tax forms require us to indicate whether we were covered by health insurance for 2015. It is a check box. You do not send any forms in with your 1040 tax form. Everyone covered by the North Georgia Conference health insurance plan, HealthFlex, will receive a 1095-B form from the General Board of Pension & Health Benefits by 3/31/2016 indicating your coverage in 2015. Please store this with your tax preparation paper work and receipts for 2015. You will need it as your proof of coverage if you are ever audited for 2015. If your employer, church or otherwise, has 50 or more full time equivalent employees, then that employer will also provide you a 1095-C form that indicates that they offered you insurance. Again, file this away with your tax preparation paperwork.




 
 


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