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2016 Tax Information

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IF YOU HAD INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL OR PART OF CALENDAR YEAR 2016 THROUGH DC HEALTH LINK

If you had individual private health insurance through DC Health Link during 2016, you will receive a form called Form 1095-A. This form shows how long you had individual (or family) health insurance through DC Health Link in 2016. This form will also show any premium assistance you received. You will need this form for your personal income tax filing. Other helpful resources are listed below:

HOW TO GET YOUR FORM 1095-A

A copy of the Form 1095-A will be mailed at the end of January. The form will also be available electronically.

IF YOU HAD DC MEDICAID FOR ALL OR PART OF CALENDAR YEAR 2016

Form 1095-B is an IRS Form. You will receive your Form 1095-B in the mail by March 31st. The form will also be available electronically.

Form 1095-B is an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax document that includes information about the health coverage provided for one or more months during the year to a beneficiary, beneficiary's spouse, and individuals the beneficiary can claim as dependents. Form 1095-B shows how long you had healthcare coverage through DC Medicaid in 2016.

As a Provider of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) through Medicaid, the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) is required to file Form 1095-B with the IRS. DHCF is required to report covered individuals who had Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage during the year, and to provide a copy of the Form 1095-B to covered individuals (beneficiaries of Medicaid and CHIP in 2016).

If you receive Form 1095-B from DHCF, review to make sure that the information is correct. Check the name, Social Security Number (if shown), date of birth, and covered months.

If the information is correct, keep Form 1095-B with your records. You do not need to attach the form to your income tax return.

If the information is not correct on your form 1095-B please complete, sign and submit the 1095-B Correction Request Form..

Submit the 1095-B Correction Request Form to the 1095-B Processing Unit to request a correction.

Email

Send your completed 1095-B correction request form by email.

Phone

(855) 532-5465
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Mail

Department of Human Services
Economic Security Administration
Form 1095-B Processing Unit
645 H Street NE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20077-0555

In Person

Visit one of our ESA Service Centers

IF YOU HAD EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE THROUGH DC HEALTH LINK FOR ALL OR PART OF CALENDAR YEAR 2016

You will not receive any tax forms from DC Health Link.

You will receive a Form 1095-B from your health insurance company with details of your 2016 health insurance coverage. If you have questions about your Form 1095-B, please call the numbers below:

  • United Healthcare: (877) 856-2430
  • Kaiser: (800) 777-7902
  • Aetna: (855) 885-3289
  • CareFirst: (855) 444-3119

If your employer has more than 50 full-time employees, your will also get a Form 1095-C with details of your 2016 health insurance coverage from your employer. If you have questions about your Form 1095-C, please contact your employer.

IF YOU DID NOT HAVE HEALTH COVERAGE IN 2016

If you did not have health coverage for 3 months or more in 2016, you may have to pay a fee to the IRS when you file your 2016 personal federal income tax return. You may also qualify for an exemption from the IRS fee if you meet certain criteria.

Click here learn more about exemptions and penalties if you did not have health coverage in 2016.

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