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Your 2016 IRS Form 1095-C Is Now Available!
Employees may access their form through HR-Self Service HERE. A mailed copy has been sent by the U.S. Postal Service to employees who did not consent to receive their form online.

The purpose of this website is to provide information on IRS Form 1095-C, a new tax form Clemson University will provide to all employees who were eligible to participate in state health insurance at any time in 2016. This form is part of Clemson University’s reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Clemson University is also required to provide a copy of the Form 1095-C to the IRS.

The 1095-C, also known as the Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage statement, contains important information about medical coverage offered to employees and their dependents by Clemson University. Employees who receive the form will need to submit information from the 1095-C as part of their personal income tax filings for 2016. This form includes all the necessary information to allow employees (or their tax preparers) to properly complete and file their tax returns. This is important tax information and should be retained with the employee’s personal records.

A Form 1095-C will be provided to all employees who were eligible to participate in state health insurance benefits at any point during 2016, including eligible employees who declined to participate in the medical coverage.

Employees may choose to receive their form online through HR Self Service or have it mailed to their home address recorded with the University.

Consenting to Receive Form 1095-C Online:

Employees may consent to receive their 1095-C form online by logging into HR Self Service HERE and following this path: Main Menu>Self-Service>Benefits>1095-C Consent.

Prefer Form 1095-C Is Mailed

To ensure the form is received promptly, employees should confirm that their home address on record with the University is accurate by viewing their current information online at my.clemson.edu.

The Office of Human Resources has compiled some frequently asked questions, which you can find below. If you have further questions about how the 1095-C will impact you, we recommend that you contact a tax advisor and/or visit www.irs.gov or www.healthcare.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • What is a Form 1095-C?
    Clemson University will issue a new tax form known as Form 1095-C. The Form 1095-C is required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It contains information about medical coverage offered to you and your dependents by Clemson University. You will need to submit information from the Form 1095-C as part of your federal tax return for 2016. The IRS will use this information, in part, to validate your compliance with the ACA's individual shared responsibility requirements.
  • Who receives a Form 1095-C?

    Clemson University will send a Form 1095-C to employees who were eligible to participate in state health insurance benefits during any period of 2016 (including insurance-eligible employees who declined participation in the medical coverage).

    The S.C. Public Employee Benefit Authority will mail a similar form to individuals who were not employed by the University but who were eligible for health benefits in 2016 (including retirees, COBRA subscribers, and survivors).

  • How do I get my Form 1095-C?
    You 2016 IRS Form 1095-C Is Now Available!
    Employees may access their form through HR-Self Service HERE. A mailed copy will soon be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to employees who did not consent to receive their form online.

    You may choose to receive your form online through HR Self Service or have it mailed to your home address recorded with the University.

    Consenting to Receive Form 1095-C Online:
    You may consent to receive your 1095-C form online by logging into HR Self Service HERE and following this path: Main Menu>Self-Service>Benefits>1095-C Consent.

    Prefer Form 1095-C Is Mailed
    To ensure the form is received promptly in the mail, please confirm that your home address on record with the University is accurate by viewing your current information online at my.clemson.edu

  • Why did I get a Form 1095-C?

    Clemson University is required to send the form to individuals who met the eligibility criteria under the ACA and were offered state health insurance coverage by Clemson University in 2016. You will need to submit information from the 1095-C as part of your federal tax return for 2016.

    Additionally, the ACA requires every American to have health insurance coverage, excluding those who qualify for an exception. Individuals who do not have health insurance coverage with minimum essential coverage will be required to pay a penalty. Form 1095-C can be submitted as proof of having employer-provided health insurance coverage, which meets the minimum essential coverage requirement, per the law.

  • Why did I get more than one Form 1095-C?
    If you worked for more than one employer during 2016 and were offered coverage with both employers, you may receive a Form 1095-C from each employer.
  • Will I get a Form 1095-C for my dental or vision coverage?
    No. You will only receive a Form 1095-C regarding your state medical insurance.
  • Why didn't I get a Form 1095-C from Clemson University?

    If you were not offered state health insurance coverage through your employment at Clemson University anytime in 2016, you will not be sent a Form 1095-C in 2017.

    Also, if you were only covered as a dependent of a family member and were not the primary subscriber, you will not receive a Form 1095-C. Individuals covered as a dependent under a family members insurance will need to ask the family member for a copy of their Form 1095-C, which will include coverage information on all covered family members.

  • When will I get my Form 1095-C each year?
    You 2016 IRS Form 1095-C Is Now Available!
    Employees may access their form through HR-Self Service HERE. A mailed copy will soon be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to employees who did not consent to receive their form online.
  • Can I get Form 1095-C electronically?
    Yes. You may consent to receive your 1095-C form online by logging into HR Self Service HERE and following this path: Main Menu>Self-Service>Benefits>1095-C Consent.
  • Will the dependents I cover on my health plan each get their own Form 1095-C?
    No. The University will only provide a Form 1095-C to individuals who were eligible for health benefits in 2016 due to their employment with Clemson University. However, covered family members enrollment information will be included in part III of your Form 1095-C.
  • Who else receives a copy of my Form 1095-C?
    As required by federal law, a copy of your form will be sent to the IRS.
  • Why am I receiving the Form 1095-C and not the Form 1095-A or Form 1095-B?
    While these three forms are similar, Clemson University is required by the IRS to provide you with the Form 1095-C
  • Do I need my Form 1095-C and my W-2 to file my taxes?
    Please consult with a qualified tax advisor if you have questions about filing your tax return.
  • Does this new tax form impact when or how I will get my W-2?
    No. Employees' W-2's will be available in January as usual, electronically through HR Self-Service or by mail.
  • Isn't my health coverage information already included on my Form W-2 using Box 12, code DD?
    The information included on your W-2, Box 12, code DD only states the total cost of the employer-sponsored state health insurance you actually enrolled in during a single calendar year. It does not show the months in which you enrolled in coverage or describe the coverage that was offered to you by the University. Form 1095-C shows information on a monthly basis and includes information about the coverage offered to you.
  • Can I file my taxes before I receive Form 1095-C?
    Please consult with a qualified tax advisor if you have questions about filing your tax return.

Form 1095-C Details


Assistance with Form 1095-C


DISCLAIMER: This tax information is provided for general information purposes only. Clemson University does not provide tax advice. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding any questions or concerns.