SW Benefits Update - Section 6055 Reporting of Health Plan “Minimum Essential Coverage” for Small and Large Employers


Starting in 2016, Section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code, which was added by the Health Care Reform Act, requires all entities providing “minimum essential coverage” (MEC) to submit information to the IRS concerning each covered individual, with respect to the 2015 calendar year. Section 6055 also requires these entities to provide statements containing similar information to certain covered individuals. Employers should start gearing up now for this reporting because the 2016 reporting is based on 2015 data. 

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