2017 IRS health coverage reporting — Form 1095-B client aggregate status validation: Employer eServices updates

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that health insurance issuers submit reports annually to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and furnish statements to subscribers to document compliance with the shared responsibility provisions. For aggregate groups, the IRS requires reports and Form 1095-B to include the Employer Identification Number (EIN) of the business entity that is the actual employer of each subscriber.

New Functionality on Employer eServices for Identified Aggregate Clients
Employer eServices is adding functionality to allow fully insured clients that submitted aggregate forms to UnitedHealthcare to select the associated subscriber EINs when entering employee eligibility data.

Effective March 20, 2017, fully insured aggregate large clients with 100+ lives will be prompted to select the associated subscriber EINs when entering employee eligibility data. This functionality will be available for aggregate clients with 2-1000 lives later in Q2 2017.

For more information regarding the new data requirement, clients and brokers may access the Employer eServices Help content.

A client that is not an aggregate group is not impacted by this enhancement as only identified aggregate clients will see the new functionality.