The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted employers an extension of the deadline to file a variety of reports required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? The new deadlines grant applicable large employers (ALEs), health insurers, and any employers who self-insure their employee medical insurance plans two additional months to compile their information and forward the applicable ACA forms to the IRS.

The deadline extension may also benefit other providers of minimum essential coverage, if they are among those required to provide workers with information and to file informational reports with the IRS in accordance with Code Section 6055.

For paper filers the Form 1095-C, originally due to the IRS on February 29, 2016, is now due on May 31, 2016. Again, this deadline applies only to those filing on paper, rather than electronically.