A Saturday afternoon telephone call from a frantic relative recently reminded me that some employers are still struggling to complete the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms required for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting.
Sandy (not her real name) is the human resources manager for a health care facility in northwestern Wisconsin. Although she’s a hard-working professional who does her homework, the detailed reporting required by forms 1094-C and 1095-C was clearly making her anxious.

I recommended a dose of John Barlament via The Alliance’s YouTube channel. Barlament is a lawyer and partner with Quarles & Brady LLP in Milwaukee. More than 3,500 viewers have watched the video of the ACA reporting advice he shared at an Alliance Learning Circle in December.

After Barlament’s presentation, the IRS extended the deadlines for ACA reporting. Here’s a reminder of the deadlines for submitting those forms

IRS Extends Due Dates for ACA Reporting

The IRS issued a Notice on December 28, 2015 that extended the reporting deadlines for employers to give forms to employees and for them to file forms with the IRS. Specifically:

IRS Due Dates for ACA Reporting New IRS Due Date
Forms 1095-B and 1095-C were due to employees by Feb. 1, 2016 March 31, 2016
Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C were required to be filed with the IRS
if filing on paper by Feb. 29, 2016
May 31, 2016
Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C were required to be filed with the IRS
if filing electronically by March 31, 2016
June 30, 2016

Source: shrm.org

Recommending Barlament’s video and materials to Sandy resulted in an enthusiastic thank-you note. So please feel free to pass along our video to anyone who might be interested. When it comes to filling out IRS forms related to the ACA, everybody welcomes a helping hand.

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Darla Dernovsek

Marketing Consultant at The Alliance
Darla Dernovsek became a marketing consultant to The Alliance in 2018 after serving as The Alliance’s marketing communications manager for five years.

Darla Dernovsek joined The Alliance in 2013 and was responsible for managing and developing communication strategies as well as marketing plans to help fulfill The Alliance mission by raising market awareness.

Dernovsek has more than 25 years' experience in communications, public relations and marketing. From 1992 until joining The Alliance, Dernovsek owned her own freelance marketing and writing business to provide marketing consulting and writing for health-care related entities and credit union organizations. Earlier, she was the director of public relations for Rockford Memorial Hospital and city editor for the Beloit Daily News.

Dernovsek graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

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