Employee Benefits-IRS Discusses Resources Available To Help Insurance Providers And Employers Understand ACA Filing Requirements

In IRS Health Care Tax Tip 2015-75, November 16, 2015, the IRS said the following.

The IRS will receive and process information returns reporting on individual’s health insurance coverage from insurance companies, self-insured companies, and large businesses and businesses that provide health insurance to their employees.

ACA information returns and transmittals are electronically filed through the ACA Information Returns system, also known as AIR. For information regarding the AIR system and filing Affordable Care Act Information Returns go to the Affordable Care Act Information Returns Program webpage.
The following resources are available:

• ACA Assurance Testing System / AATS Information • AIR Program – Did You Know?
• AIR Program Overview • AIR Schemas and Business Rules
If you encounter an issue or limitation that prevents an information return from being submitted electronically through AIR, and the solution is not posted on IRS.gov for the AIR webpage, call the phone number listed in Publication 5165, Guide for Electronically Filing Affordable Care Act Information Returns for Software Developers and Transmitters. The AIR staff will then work on making the appropriate corrections or which are temporary changes to allow the return to be transmitted electronically.