IRS Form 1095-A To Be Sent By January 31st, 2017

by Wendy Barnett

Covered California IRS Form 1095Many people are anxious for their 1095-A Forms. This form is a Covered California statement that shows what months you had health insurance during the year and how much tax credit you received. Most people who were enrolled on a Covered CA plan in 2016 will receive their 1095-A Form from Covered CA. If you were enrolled on a Minimum Coverage Plan (Catastrophic Plan) on Covered CA, then you will receive a 1095-B or C Form directly from your insurance carrier. You will need form 1095 when you file your income taxes.

Covered CA announced that they would be sending out 1095-A Forms in the last weeks of January

In an Agent Briefing that was sent out on January 5, 2017, Covered CA informed health insurance brokers in California that they would be sending out 1095-A Forms in the next few weeks. Consumers should watch their mail or their e-mail for these letters.  Included in the letter will be information that explains what needs to be done with this form.

What if I don’t receive my 1095-A Form?

If consumers do not receive their 1095-A Form shortly after Jan. 31, 2017, they can log in to their on-line Covered CA account to see if they can view and print it by looking under “Documents and Correspondence.”

If you have never logged in to your on-line Covered CA account before, check out How to Access Your Covered CA Application Online.

If you are still unable to find your 1095-A Form or if you find errors on this form, then you can call Covered California for assistance at 1-800-300-1506. You can also call your health insurance agent who assisted you with your enrollment.

What is Form 1095-A?

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