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For questions about ACA, including the ACA 1095 Portal, ACA-eligibility and the ACA Plan, contact the University HR Service Team online or call (877) 905-2985 or (650) 736-2985.

For tax-related questions about the IRS 1095 Tax form, contact the IRS Tax Help Line at (800) 829-1040 (Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. local time).

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Below are milestones related to ACA-Eligible Open Enrollment and IRS Form 1095-C:



ACA-Eligible Enrollment

Look Back Reporting:

All temporary, casual, and student employees are “measured” for ACA Full-Time status based on service hours in the prior 12 months.


ACA-Eligible Enrollment

Notifications sent to ACA-eligible employees:

Annual Open Enrollment details are provided to ACA-eligible employees.

Mid-October to Mid-November

ACA-Eligible Enrollment

ACA-Eligible Open Enrollment period:

ACA-eligible employees make medical elections online at My Benefits


Form 1095-C

ACA 1095 Portal:

Benefits-eligible employees are sent emails as reminders to log into the ACA 1095 Portal to select electronic delivery option for the 1095-C. 

January 1

ACA-Eligible Enrollment

Elected ACA Plan medical coverage is effective.


Form 1095-C

IRS Form 1095-C Delivery:

Form 1095-C will be provided by the beginning of March. Benefits-eligible employees may elect to receive Form 1095 electronically (e-delivery), by logging into the ACA 1095 Portal and electing the delivery preference by Jan. 1. All others will receive the 1095 by U.S. Mail.