Because of the Affordable Care Act, you might receive some new forms this spring providing you with information about the health coverage you had or were offered in 2015.
Starting early in 2016, you may receive one or more forms providing information about the health care coverage that you had or were offered during the previous year. These new health care forms provide information that you may need when you file your individual income tax return.
The new forms are:
Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. The Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) sends this form to individuals who enrolled in coverage there, with information about the coverage, who was covered, and when.
Form 1095-B, Health Coverage. Health insurance providers (for example, health insurance companies) send this form to individuals they cover, with information about who was covered and when.
Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. Certain employers send this form to certain employees, with information about what coverage the employer offered. Employers that offer health coverage referred to as “self-insured coverage” send this form to individuals they cover, with information about who was covered and when.
You also may get more than one form if you had coverage from more than one coverage provider or if you worked for more than one employer that offered coverage, or if you changed coverage or employers during the year. You may also receive more than one form if different members of your family received coverage from different coverage providers.