Health Care Reform

Notice: Important information regarding Form 1095-C

You will receive a letter from Human Resources describing the government requirement for employers to send Form 1095-C to employees detailing medical coverage throughout the year. This form is not necessary to file your taxes, but you will have to report whether you had affordable, minimum essential coverage during the prior tax year. Purdue faculty and staff members in benefits-eligible positions are offered compliant medical coverage. Purdue is required to mail this form by March 1, 2017.

More information on Form 1095-C and the Internal Revenue Service’s extension notice can be found at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-16-04.pdf.

Frequently asked questions about Form 1095-C can be found here.

If you are unsure whether you were offered coverage, please contact Human Resources at (765) 494-2222 or email hr@purdue.edu.  


Since Jan. 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act – commonly known as Health Care Reform or Obamacare – has required everyone to have health care coverage or pay a fine. Individuals can get the required insurance through an employer plan (such as Purdue’s plans for benefits-eligible faculty and staff, or a spouse’s employer plan), through a government program (such as Medicare or Medicaid) or through insurance they buy on their own.

To help those who are looking to buy insurance on their own, the government’s  Health Insurance Marketplace - HealthCare.gov - connects people to the health insurance “exchanges” available in their area.  

Purdue employees, business offices, hiring managers and Human Resources all have responsibilities under Health Care Reform. Follow the links below for more details to help you understand your obligations. Check this site in the future for new information as it becomes available.

For questions related to Health Care Reform’s impact on Purdue, please email HR at benefits@purdue.edu.  

How various Purdue employees may be affected

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