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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Form 1095-A?

Form 1095-A is an IRS Form. It’s also called the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. Form 1095-A shows how long you had individual (or family) health insurance through DC Health Link during the tax year. If you received any premium assistance, Form 1095-A will also show how much premium assistance you received each month.

If you received premium assistance during the tax year, you’ll need the information on Form 1095-A to complete the IRS Premium Tax Credit Form 8962. The IRS requires you to report the amount of advance premium tax credit you claimed during the tax year. You may be entitled to additional premium tax credits or you may have to pay back the IRS if your claimed amount exceeds IRS guidelines.

If you didn’t receive premium assistance but want to see if you qualify, you’ll need Form 1095-A to complete IRS Premium Tax Credit Form 8962, which will help you determine if you qualify for the federal premium tax credit. The information in Form 1095-A is necessary to complete the IRS Premium Tax Credit Form 8962.

Form 1095-A has information only about your health insurance coverage purchased through DC Health Link’s Individual & Family marketplace. If you purchased dental insurance or a catastrophic health insurance plan through DC Health Link, Form 1095-A won’t reflect this other coverage. Also if you only purchased dental or catastrophic coverage through DC Health Link, you won’t be receiving a Form 1095-A for this coverage because you don’t need it.

If you enrolled in health insurance from your employer through DC Health Link, or were covered by Medicaid, you will not receive a Form 1095-A for this coverage because you don’t need it.

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