IRS Form 1095-A
At the end of the year, we start getting a lot of questions from Covered California members about their 1095-A Form. People start getting their paperwork ready to do their income taxes and want to know when and how they will be receiving this form. Below, we are providing answers to common questions about IRS Form 1095-A.
What is a 1095-A Form?
The 1095-A Form is a Covered California statement that is needed to file your Federal Income Tax Return. It shows how many months you had health insurance and how much Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) you received. It is your proof that you had health insurance in place so that you won’t be subject to a tax penalty. It also helps to reconcile the amount of APTC that you received to the amount of income that you actually earned for the benefit year. For more details on IRS Form 1095-A Form check out What is Form 1095-A?
When will I receive my 1095-A Form?
Covered CA sends out IRS 1095-A Forms by January 31st each year.
How do I get my 1095-A Form?
Covered CA members will receive their 1095-A Forms either by postal mail or by a secure message on their Covered CA online account, depending on how they indicated on their application how they would like to be contacted by Covered CA. It is important for consumers who have indicated that e-mail is their preferred contact method, to watch for an e-mail notice from Covered CA near the end of January. The e-mail will inform the member that they have a secure message that will only be viewable when they log in to their Covered CA on-line account. Once logged in, they can view letters from Covered CA in their in-box.
What if I don’t get my 1095-A Form?
If you don’t receive your 1095-A Form shortly after Jan. 31st, you can log in to your on-line account and look under “Documents and Correspondence” to view and print it out. If you have never logged in or created a user name and password for your Covered CA account, you can check out How to Access Your Covered CA Application Online.
If you still are unable to find your 1095-A Form, or if you need assistance accessing it on-line, you may call Covered CA for assistance at 1-800-300-1506 or contact your insurance agent who assisted you with your enrollment.
What do I do if my 1095-A Form has errors?
If you find errors on your 1095-A Form, you can call Covered CA at 1-800-300-1506 to correct it, or you can file a 1095-A Dispute Form. It can take up to 60 days for Covered CA to respond with a corrected form.
Health for California Insurance Center
We are a Certified Covered California Agency. If you applied or received assistance through our agency with your Covered CA enrollment, we will have access to your Covered CA account and would be happy to assist you with your 1095-A questions. Please call us at 1-877-752-4737.