Medical Coverage and the IRS: the 1095-C Form

Understanding the 1095-C Form

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires UVA to send a new tax document to employees detailing their health plan coverage. The University will send out this new form, the 1095-C, to employees who were full-time (30 or more hours/week) and part-time employees enrolled in the UVA Health Plan in the previous calendar year.

Why Do We Need It?
The ACA requires everyone to have medical coverage, or penalties are assessed when you file your taxes. This new form provides the IRS with data to enforce this regulation.

What should you do?

  • Look for it. If you don’t receive the 1095-C by mid-March, please contact the HR Service Team at or call 434.243.3344.
  • Review it. Is it accurate? If not, contact the HR Service Team so your information can be updated for future reporting.
  • Save it. You don’t need this form to file your taxes, but you need to save it with your personal tax information.