Affordable Care Act Reporting:
The IRS Form 1095-C will be available by January 31, 2018 to retirees who retired from a State position during 2017. This form reflects your health coverage for the part of the year you were employed. The form will also be available to retirees who worked full-time hours as a casual/seasonal employee during Calendar Year 2017. Full-time hours is defined as on average 30 or more hours per week.
By January 31st, IRS Form 1095-B will be mailed by the Pension Office to retirees who were enrolled during 2017 in a State of Delaware Group Health Insurance plan for themselves and dependents, if any. If a covered dependent does not live with the retiree, the retiree is responsible for providing a copy of the 1095-B to that dependent. As part of the Affordable Care Act requirements, you will use this form when filing your 2017 federal tax return to verify your health coverage. While the information on the form may assist you in preparing a return, the form is not required to complete your return. It does not need to be attached to your tax return.
Retirees and their covered dependents who are enrolled in Medicare as their primary insurance will not receive a form from the Pension System. Medicare Part A is a government-sponsored program that provides the minimum essential coverage. It is exempt from this new reporting.
Tax Withholding Election Form:
Please review your State of Delaware pension benefit tax withholding election. In the event that you wish to change your current tax withholding, you may print from our website the Tax Withholding Election (TWE) form for submission to our office.
* Only submit this form if you wish to make a change.