Consent for Form 1095 tax document begins Dec. 6

December 3, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Faculty and staff can consent to receive their Form 1095 tax document electronically starting Dec. 6. 

Some tax preparers require a Form 1095 for federal returns, and it is beneficial to retain for personal records. U-M is required to provide copies of the Form 1095 in electronic or hard copy format as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. 

The university’s goal is to safeguard the confidentiality and security of private information. Electronic delivery ensures access in a safe, convenient manner. 

?What is a Form 1095? 

Form 1095 documents that the university offered 2021 health care benefits to an eligible employee. U-M is required to verify these offers, even if eligible employees did not enroll in health care benefits. 

How and when to consent 

If consent was given previously, that consent remains in effect for future years. Employees will receive emails about the dates and process for downloading Form 1095 in January. 

To consent, go to Wolverine Access > Employee Self Service > Benefits > Form 1095 Consent. 

Hard copies will be mailed to those who have not consented to electronic delivery; however, incorrect addresses or mailing difficulties can put private information at risk. 

To update a home address, go to Wolverine Access > Employee Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Addresses. 

Online access dates 

The following are important dates for Form 1095 access: 

Dec. 6-Jan. 4 – Consent for electronic distribution 

Dec. 31 – Deadline to enter address changes for hard copy mailing. Hard copies will be postmarked by Jan. 31. 

Week of Jan. 24 – Self Service portal for employees who have consented to electronic delivery opens. Employees who have consented will receive an email with instructions. 

Where to receive help 

If you need help with the consent process, contact the Shared Services Center and use option 1 at 5-2000 from the Ann Arbor campus, 734-615-2000 locally, or 866-647-7657 toll free, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.