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ACA Tax Forms

Updated December 16, 2020

Form 1095-C from West Virginia University 

The 1095-C will be mailed to your home address near the end of January. If you do not receive it, or need another copy, the Form 1095-C can be accessed electronically.

WVU Employees 
Visit https://www.paperlessemployee.com/wvu and follow these enrollment instructions to opt into electronic access. 

WVU Research Corporation (WVURC) Employees 
Visit https://paperlessemployee.com/wvuresearchcorporation and follow these enrollment instructions to opt into electronic access. 

Employees who sign up for electronic delivery should receive a notification within 24 hours that their form is ready. Please note that your Social Security Number is required in order to access your form electronically. It is recommended that you provide a personal email address when creating your account, so that you will continue to have access to your documents should your WVU or WVURC email address be deactivated.

View a sample 1095-C form

The deadline for employers to provide the 1095-C for tax year 2020 to eligible individuals is March 2, 2021. Individuals do not need to send this form to the IRS when filing their tax return, but should keep it with their tax records.

What is the purpose of this form? 
The Affordable Care Act requires affected employers to provide certain employees with an annual summary of employer-sponsored health benefits offered.

View a short video explaining the 1095-C

  • Part I lists information about you and your employer.
  • Part II lists codes for each month to show if you were offered health benefits, if you enrolled in the offered coverage, and the lowest cost monthly premium for employee-only health coverage in your income tier. The back of the form lists what each code means.
    • WVU employees enrolled in PEIA will receive a second form from PEIA, called  Form 1095-B, which will list the enrolled policyholder and any enrolled dependents.
    • WVU Research Corporation employees enrolled in WV Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will receive a second form from WV Highmark, called  Form 1095-B, which will list the enrolled policyholder and any enrolled dependents.

What do I do with the form? 
This form is for your information only and does not need to be filed with your tax return. You may wish to keep your 1095-C and your 1095-B (if applicable) with your income tax records.

What if I think my 1095-C is wrong? 
If you think your 1095-C is incorrect, contact Benefits Strategy's Affordable Care Act line at 304-293-9016.  

The premium listed in Box 15 of my 1095-C is not the premium that I pay for my coverage. Is this an error? 
Box 15 on your 1095-C lists the employee share of the lowest cost monthly premium for employee-only coverage offered to you as a WVU or WVU Research Corporation employee. The lowest cost insurance coverage offered to you that meets Affordable Care Act requirements will be listed in Box 15, regardless of whether you are enrolled in that plan. Your actual premium may vary from the amount listed in Box 15 depending on the plan you have chosen, any spouse or dependents you have enrolled, and any discounts that might apply to you.


Form 1095-B - Health Coverage for WVU Employees

Form 1095-B from West Virginia PEIA 
WVU employees enrolled in PEIA will also receive a second IRS form, Form 1095-B. Form 1095-B will list the enrolled policyholder, employer, and any dependents covered under the policy for the calendar year. Similar to Form 1095-C, Form 1095-B is informational and does not need to be submitted with your tax return, however, you should retain it with your tax records.

View a sample 1095-B

Can I access my 1095-B form electronically? 
Form 1095-B is issued from West Virginia PEIA and is not available electronically. If you misplace your paper 1095-B, please contact PEIA directly at 888-680-7342 to request a replacement.

What if I think my 1095-B is wrong? 
Please contact PEIA directly at 888-680-7342 if you believe the information listed on your 1095-B is incorrect. WVU does not issue Form 1095-B and is unable to correct any errors to this form.


Form 1095-B - Health Coverage for WVU Research Corporation Employees

Form 1095-B from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
WVU Research Corporation employees enrolled in Highmark West Virginia will also receive a second new IRS form, Form 1095-B. Form 1095-B will list the enrolled policyholder, employer, and any dependents covered under the policy for the calendar year. Similar to Form 1095-C, Form 1095-B is informational and does not need to be submitted with your tax return, however, you should retain it with your tax records.

View a sample 1095-B

Can I access my 1095-B form electronically?  
Form 1095-B is issued from Highmark West Virginia. If you misplace your paper 1095-B, please contact Highmark West Virginia by calling the number on the back of your ID card directly to request a replacement.

What if I think my 1095-B is wrong?  
Please contact Highmark West Virginia by calling the number on the back of your ID card directly if you believe the information listed on your 1095-B is incorrect. WVU does not issue Form 1095-B and is unable to correct any errors to this form.