Employee Benefits
301 W. Jefferson St., Suite 3200, Phoenix, AZ 85003 | Phone: 602.506.1010 | Fax: 602.506.2354 | Email: BenefitsService@mail.maricopa.gov


IRS Form 1095-C

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA or ACA) requires certain employers to offer health insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. The IRS form used to confirm an offer of coverage and enrollment in healthcare benefits is Form 1095-C.

During the first week in February 2016, all benefits-eligible employees were sent a Form 1095-C indicating that they were offered health insurance coverage through Maricopa County for calendar year 2015. The form confirmed enrollment in coverage, along with the months of coverage. Any dependent covered under an employee’s healthcare insurance benefits through the County was listed on the form.¬†

While the information provided on Form 1095-C may assist employees in preparing their 2015 tax return, the form was not required for the 2015 tax year. As was the case for the 2014 tax year, when preparing their individual tax return, taxpayers may use other information about their health insurance in order to confirm that they had minimum essential coverage for 2015. For purposes of maintaining proper documentation, employees should retain a copy of Form 1095-C for their records.

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka as PPACA or ACA) was approved by Congress, and President Obama signed it into law 6 months later, on September 23, 2010.

Below are some of the requirements that Maricopa County either already had in place prior to PPACA or changes that resulted due to the implementation of PPACA.


Contact Information for the new Health Insurance Marketplace:

Website:   HealthCare.gov
Phone:      1-800-318-2596