IRS Form 1095-B Guide for 2024 (TY2023)

It is important that you know what information you need before you begin preparing form 1095-B for ACA reporting. We’ve compiled the following 4 key topics in our Form 1095-B Guide that may help you to correctly and timely complete your filing.

What’s new for Form 1095-B?

The electronic filing threshold has been decreased to 10 forms. This means that filers with more than 10 forms total (across all form types) must submit an electronic filing.

Form 1095-B Guide – Key Topics

Our Form 1095-B guide identifies 4 key topics that will help you get started with your ACA filing.

Identify Responsible and Covered Individuals

First, you’ll need to identify the responsible and covered individuals included in the health plan coverage. The IRS defines the responsible individual as “the person who, based on a relationship to the covered individuals, the primary name on the coverage, or some other circumstances, should receive the statement.”

Verify Individual TIN Information

It is crucial to verify the taxpayer identification numbers (TIN) of the responsible and covered individuals in order to avoid having to file corrections, re-issue forms to recipients, and potential penalties from the IRS.

Tools such as TINCorrect can help you verify TIN information for your businesses and employees before you file.

Determine Origin of Health Coverage

Health coverage can be offered by employers, government-sponsored programs, or other coverage options.

Obtain Issuer TIN and Contact Information

Be sure to verify your TIN information and a good phone number that recipients can call if they have questions about their 1095-B forms.

ACA Deadlines

As a best practice, we recommend starting your filings as early as possible. This ensures you have ample time to collect the required information, complete the necessary forms, and verify the information for possible typos and other errors.

The IRS filing season 2024 deadlines for tax year 2023 are as follows:

2023 ACA Deadlines Date
Paper File Deadline February 28, 2024
Recipient Copy / Furnishing Deadline March 1, 2024
E-file Deadline April 1, 2024
Form 1095-B Guide – Filing Season 2024 Deadlines

Please note that these are just the federal deadlines. Please verify with your state for any state ACA requirements and the proper submission methods.


Use this Form 1095-B Guide along with our Essential Guide and become a master at your ACA filing. You can also download our ACA Essential Guide as a PDF to keep with you offline.

Lastly, be sure to get started on your ACA filings as soon as possible to ensure that you’re ahead of the deadlines.

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