What type of health coverage do you need tax information about?
Individual & Family Insurance
INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY HEALTH INSURANCE
If you had private health insurance through DC Health Link, you'll receive a Form 1095-A. This form shows how long you (or you and your family) had health insurance through DC Health Link during the tax year. This form will also show any premium reductions you received. You'll need this form to file your federal income tax return. We mail you a copy of your Form 1095-A at the end of January. To request an additional copy of your 1095-A tax form, please contact us by phone at (855) 532-5465 or submit a contact form here. If you need to request a correction to your 1095-A form, please download and complete the "Request a corrected form 1095-A (PDF)” link below, following the “How to Submit Form 1095-A Correction Request” instructions on page 3 of the form.
if you purchased a stand-alone dental plan through DC Health Link’s Individual & Family marketplace, you will not receive any tax forms from DC Health Link because the IRS does not require tax forms for dental insurance.
CATASTROPHIC HEALTH INSURANCE
If you purchased a catastrophic health plan through DC Health Link’s Individual & Family marketplace, you will not receive any tax forms from DC Health Link because the IRS does not require tax forms for catastrophic plans.
You may receive a tax form from your health insurance company. Health insurance companies are encouraged (but not required) to provide a tax form for those enrolled in catastrophic coverage. Contact your insurance company directly for more information on this tax form.
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.
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).
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.
Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage
If you had private health insurance that your employer provided to you through DC Health Link, you’ll receive Form 1095-B from your health insurance company. Please contact your health insurance company if you need assistance with Form 1095-B:
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, you’ll also get a Form 1095-C from your employer with details of your health insurance coverage. If you have questions about your Form 1095-C, please contact your employer.