Health Care Reform / Affordable Care Act Resources

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform, or Obamacare. PPACA was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Effective January 1, 2014, the law requires that all individuals have health insurance or be subject to a fine. The Employee Benefits and Services Division (EBSD) has developed this site to assist you in understanding how PPACA affects your enrollment in County-sponsored health plans. Review the areas below to find out more about the Affordable Care Act. 

Tax Forms

Form 1095-C: (Distributed by the County)

The 1095-C form will be sent to your mailing address listed in EMACS and will be postmarked on or before March 1, 2024.

The 1095-C form is also located in EMACS self-service: Sign into EMACS and navigate to Employee Self Service > Benefits Summary > Affordable Care Act> View Form 1095-C)

Form 1095-B: (Distributed by the Health Carriers – Blue Shield and Kaiser)

For Blue Shield Members: Mailing of these forms will occur in early February of each year. If you believe the information on your Form 1095-B is incorrect, please contact Blue Shield at 855-599-2657

For Kaiser Members: Mailing of these forms starts in mid-January of each year and will continue through early February until completed. If you believe the information on your Form 1095-B is incorrect (coverage dates, SSN, or EIN) please email the Employee Benefits and Services Division at or call us at 909.387.5787. If the information is wrong, we need to update your information. Once we correct your Social Security number, date of birth, or coverage period, you should get your new form within 30 days. 1095-Bs are not reissued to update or correct names and addresses. The member should still report these types of errors so the Employee Benefits and Services Division can submit a correction to Kaiser Permanente.

You may also login or register your account and view your Form 1095-B at

Note: In some cases, members may experience difficulties in pulling up their 1095-B on If questions arise with regard to viewing a 1095-B on, please contact the Kaiser Permanente Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) mailbox at or call the MSCC tax team at 1-844-477-0450, and follow the prompts.

We encourage you to visit this page frequently to obtain the most current information on the County’s Compliance with Health Care Reform.

Marketplace Notice

The PPACA Marketplace Notice provides basic information about the marketplace and employment-based health coverage offered by San Bernardino County.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

Active Employees: The SBC’s are distributed and available for active employees via Postmaster and on our Benefit Plan Document webpage below:

COBRA Participants: The SBC’s are distributed to COBRA participants via the Open Enrollment Notification Letter