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Tax Forms & the ACA

 

Tax forms & the Affordable Care Act

If you had health insurance at any time during a calendar year, you may get a version of form 1095 for tax purposes.

This form details your health coverage. The table below explains the types of forms, where they come from, and who receives them.

Do I need form 1095 to file my taxes?

If you had insurance through healthcare.gov or a state exchange, you may need this form to help you fill out your taxes. But you don’t need to send the form to the IRS.

If you had another type of health insurance,  you don’t need the form to file your taxes. Just keep it for your records.

Get more answers about types of coverage and taxes

See questions and answers about form 1095

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms 

Form name Form number Purpose Who prepares it Who receives it More information
Health Insurance Marketplace Statement 1095-A Provides information on each individual enrolled in a qualified health plan (QHP) in the individual market through the Health Insurance Marketplace each year Federal Exchange/ Marketplace or state-based Exchange IRS
Individual

More information

Find your form 1095-A online

 

Health Coverage 1095-B Reports information on health coverage, including period of coverage, and for whom coverage was provided– including each dependent Health insurer for insured plans IRS
Individual
Learn more about form 1095-B
Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns 1094-B Transmittal form filed with form 1095-B from the insurer to the IRS Health insurer for insured plans IRS Learn more about form 1094-B
Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage 1095-C Reports information on health coverage offered and information on employees and dependents enrollment in that coverage Employer for self-funded plans IRS
Individual

Learn more about form 1095-C

Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns 1094-C Transmittal form filed with form 1095-C from the insurer to the IRS Employer for self-funded plans IRS Learn more about form 1094-C

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