HR Updates

TAXES AND YOUR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE


The Affordable Care Act (“ACA” also known as Health Care Reform), requires that all individuals be enrolled in health coverage. You will receive a Form 1095-C if you are (a) in a full-time, benefit-eligible position or (b) in a part-time position and enrolled in the University’s Employee Health Care Plan.  This form states that the University offered affordable health coverage to you and states the dates you and any family members were enrolled in the plan.

The IRS has extended the deadline for delivery of individual employee forms to March 6, 2017. The University will provide the forms to employees as soon as possible. (This extension does not apply to W-2 Forms – they are available now.)

You do not need your Form 1095-C to file your taxes. If you wish to file your taxes prior to receiving your Form 1095-C and you are unsure of the months in which you had coverage through the university or whether you were eligible for a premium tax credit for coverage you obtained through the Federal Marketplace, please contact the Benefits Department at 801-581-7447.

For information about Form 1095-C, see the Benefits Department’s webpage at hr.utah.edu/benefits/1095C.php.

Consent to receive your Forms 1095-C and W-2 electronically. If you elect to receive the forms electronically, you will be able to view and print the forms at any time. Log in to CIS at cis.utah.edu and click on the 1095-C Consent Form link in the Employee Self Service Apps section. 


REDMED BROWN BAG MEETINGS AND OTHER SERVICES

The RedMed Employee Health Clinic is sponsoring monthly brown bag meetings, held the third Thursday of each month at 12 p.m. in the Student Union Den.  Join us on Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. to learn about asthma. These sessions are being offered to inform and empower employees to take greater control of their health. Upcoming topics include:  viral vs. bacterial infections and allergies.

Services at RedMed are available to university employees at no cost. The clinic is located on the ground floor of the Union (next to the UCard office). RedMed’s nurse practitioners, in conjunction with medical director Dr. Jeremy Biggs, specialize in work-related injuries and management of workers compensation cases. Services also include other common urgent care concerns including cough, cold, cuts, burns, falls and more. Point of care testing includes a rapid strep, analysis for UTIs, urine pregnancy testing, and blood glucose checks for high/low blood sugar. We also offer the ability to perform throat, wound and urine cultures and other similar screenings.

Contact RedMed at 801-213-3303, email RedMed@utah.edu, or see the website.