Last Friday (11/18/2016) the IRS announced extended deadlines for the delivery of forms 1095-B & C to INDIVIDUALS. IRS forms 1095-B and 1095-C must now be provided to affected individuals no later than March 2, 2017 (originally 1/31/2017).
Please note this extension does NOT apply to the deadlines for filing forms 1095-C, along with 1094-C, 1094-B, and 1095-B with the IRS. The deadline to file these forms with the IRS remains February 28, 2017 (or March 31, 2017 if filing electronically).
Also of importance in the IRS release was the extension of transition relief with respect to penalties “if good faith efforts are made to comply with information reporting requirements”.
As a reminder, employers with fewer than 50 employees (full and part-time) are not required to file any of the above referenced forms, if their plan is fully insured.