You can upload your ACA (1094/1095) data using the attached templates, or use the template to make one of your own. Be sure to use the proper template. If you are filing B forms, use the 1094-B/1095-B templates. If you are filing C forms, use the 1094-C/1095-C template. Please note that while you can add your own columns, the column headers in the template must not be modified. They are case sensitive and your file may not upload if there are any changes made to the column headers.
Additionally, it is important that you do not remove the Member_SSN column from the 1095 template, even if you are not a self-insured group. This column is necessary for the upload to work. Removing this column will cause all of your employees to be "skipped" on upload. Please see the templates for more instructions and tips on uploading.
You may also find the schemas included in this folder helpful, as they outline the contents of predetermined lists used throughout the ACA software (U.S. states, foreign country codes, etc.).