How are you affected by 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

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  

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff: Your Purdue medical plan is likely your best option

Because Purdue’s medical plans are considered affordable and meet minimum value under Health Care Reform, employees who are eligible for the Purdue medical plans will not generally receive a break on premium or out-of-pocket costs when buying insurance through the Marketplace. This likely makes the plans offered through Purdue a better value for benefits-eligible employees than plans offered through the Marketplace. Marketplace rates for the upcoming calendar year will be available in the fall for comparison. 

In addition, you pay for your Purdue medical plan premiums on a pre-tax basis; your payments for insurance through the Marketplace would be made on an after-tax basis.

If you need to buy medical insurance on your own

If you don’t qualify for medical insurance through Purdue, the following resources will be helpful in buying medical insurance on your own.

What are your responsibilities under Health Care Reform?

Employees, business offices, hiring managers and Human Resources all have responsibilities under Health Care Reform. Refer to the responsibility guidelines to be sure you understand your obligations.

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For questions related to Health Care Reform’s impact on Purdue, please email HR at

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