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Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Federal Healthcare Reform, was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The law put in place a comprehensive reform of the health insurance system in the United States to make health care more affordable, accessible and of a higher quality standard.

Kansas State University has complied with all the applicable requirements of the ACA throughout its implementation.  Below is information applicable to the Affordable Care Act and Kansas State University.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance & Tracking Hours for Salaried Employees - Presentation 

Health Insurance Marketplace Notice 

Health Care Reform FAQs

If you are not eligible for health insurance through Kansas State University and would like more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. You may also contact the State of Kansas Insurance Department at (785) 296-3071 or toll free at (800) 432-2484.

1095-C Form FAQs

What is the 1095-C form?

The 1095-C is a new tax form given to all health insurance-eligible employees and required under the Affordable Care Act. It contains detailed information on their state employee health insurance coverage offered by Kansas State University. The 1095-C form is required for filing 2016 taxes and serves as a "proof of insurance statement" for the IRS.

What information is on the 1095-C form?

The form identifies:

  •  The employee and the employer
  •  Which months in 2016 the employee was eligible for coverage
  •  Minimum monthly premium under the plan
    If you would like more in depth information, the following link will help you decode each section of the form: 1095-C form Decoder
Who receives a 1095-C form?

A 1095-C form will be sent to Kansas State University employees who met the following eligibility criteria for 2016:

  • Considered full time employees by the ACA definition
  • Worked an average of at least 30 hours per week
  • Eligible for state employee health insurance including those who declined/waived coverage.
Why did I get a 1095-C form?

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to send the 1095-C form to all employees who meet eligibility criteria in 2016. (See question: Who receives a 1095-C form?)

Why didn't I get a 1095-C form?

If you did not meet one of the eligibility criteria in 2016, you will not receive a 1095-C form from the State of Kansas

I don't have State Employee Health Insurance, will I need the 1095-C form?

Yes, if you were eligible for health insurance and offered coverage through State of Kansas
No, if you were not eligible for health insurance and were not offered coverage through the State of Kansas.

How do I obtain my 1095-C form?

1095-C forms for State of Kansas employees are available to print through the State of Kansas Membership Administration Portal (MAP). K-State employees are able to sign into MAP with their eID and password through HRIS > Employee Self Service> Benefits > Health Insurance Enrollment. When logged into MAP, the 1095-C form is located on the Forms tab on the Account Overview page, under "Tax Forms."
The 1095-C forms will also be mailed directly to the employee's mailing address listed in MAP. To view the mailing address, go to "Contact Information" on the Member and Family page tab.

What do I do with it?

Please hold onto you 1095-C form for tax filing purposes. It contains information that will used on your 1040, 1040A or 1040EX tax form.

Where can I get more information about the 1095-C form?

More information is on the IRS website. If you have more questions, please contact Benefits at benefits@k-state.edu or call 785-532-6277.