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IRS Provides Two Additional Codes for ICHRAs Under Section 6056

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

On Feb. 2, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided two additional codes from Code Series 1 that can be used for reporting offers of individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs) under Section 6056 on Form 1095-C. These codes were previously reserved on the instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C.

  • 1T. Individual coverage HRA offered to employee and spouse (no dependents) with affordability determined using employee’s primary residence location ZIP code
  • 1U. Individual coverage HRA offered to employee and spouse (no dependents) using employee’s primary employment site ZIP code affordability safe harbor

These additional codes may be used when an employer offers ICHRA coverage to an employee and their spouse, but not to dependent children.

Reporting deadlines

  • March 1, 2021: Paper returns for 2020 must be filed with the IRS by March 1, 2021, since Feb. 28, 2021 is a Sunday.
  • March 2, 2021: The deadline for furnishing statements to individuals for 2020 was extended to March 2, 2021.
  • March 31, 2021: Electronic returns for 2020 must be filed with the IRS by March 31, 2021.

Final forms and instructions

For plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020, employers may offer HRAs integrated with individual health insurance coverage or Medicare, subject to certain conditions (ICHRAs). When the final forms and instructions for reporting under Section 6056 were released, they included a number of changes related to offers of ICHRA coverage.

Most notably, the Form 1095-C included eight additional codes in Code Series 1 (Codes 1L-1M) that may be used to report offers of ICHRA coverage. Codes 1T-1Z were also added to the instructions, but were originally reserved for future use.

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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