Which Tax Forms Do I Need?
Use this tool to find out which tax forms you need and who will send them to you.
- Medicaid (Amerihealth, MedStar, Trusted, or DC Medicaid)
- Coverage offered by my employer through DC Health Link
- Coverage I paid for myself
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.
If you had employer-sponsored health insurance coverage through DC Health Link
You will receive Form 1095-B from your health insurance company. Please contact your health insurance company if you need assistance with Form 1095-B:
- United Healthcare: (877) 856-2430
- Kaiser: (800) 777-7902
- Aetna: (855) 586-6960
- CareFirst: (855) 444-3119
You will not receive any tax forms from DC Health Link for coverage provided by your employer.
If your employer has more than 50 full-time employees, your will also get a Form 1095-C from your employer with details of your 2016 health insurance coverage. If you have questions about your Form 1095-C, please contact your employer.
Individual and family coverage
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 reductions you received. You will need this form for your personal income tax filing. A copy of the Form 1095-A will be mailed at the end of January. You can also download a copy of your Form 1095-A below and locate other helpful resources.
Dental coverage only
You will not receive any tax forms from DC Health Link for your dental coverage. The Form 1095-A is for plans that qualify for the premium tax credit. Dental plans do not qualify for the premium tax credit.
You will not receive any tax forms from DC Health Link for your catastrophic health plan. The Form 1095-A is for plans that qualify for the premium tax credit. Catastrophic plans do not qualify for the premium tax credit. Dental plans also do not qualify for the premium tax credit.