IRS 1095 Tax Forms: What You Need to Know
You may have received or will soon be receiving an IRS 1095 tax form. The purpose of this form is to help you verify that you had minimum essential health care coverage during the previous calendar year. You are required by the Affordable Care Act to verify your health care coverage when you file your federal tax return.
Which 1095 form will I receive?
There are three versions of the 1095 form. Who issues you the 1095 form depends on whether you purchased your AmeriHealth New Jersey coverage individually or through your employer:
- 1095-A — Issued by the federal government to people who purchased an individual health plan on-exchange through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov.
- 1095-B — Issued by AmeriHealth New Jersey to subscribers who purchased plans off-exchange (i.e. not through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov), as well as subscribers of fully-insured group health plans.
- 1095-C — Issued by employers to subscribers of fully-insured mid-large sized (51+) group health plans, as well as those subscribers enrolled in a self-funded group health plan administered by AmeriHealth New Jersey.
What to do if you received a 1095-B with a missing SSN
We make every attempt to ensure that our members’ personal information is accurate. If we do not have a member’s Social Security Number (SSN) on record, we will issue a 1095-B form with a blank SSN field, but the date of birth field will be populated.
If you received a 1095-B from AmeriHealth New Jersey with a missing SSN or you believe an SSN is incorrect, please use this 1095-B SSN Correction Form. The correction form includes instructions for how to provide updated SSNs, which must be in writing. For your convenience, forms can be returned to AmeriHealth New Jersey by U.S. mail or by email.
For more information about the use of the 1095 forms for IRS reporting, please refer to the 1095 Q&A on the IRS website.