What You Need To Know About New IRS Tax Filing Requirement

You are now required to report your health insurance coverage when filing a federal tax return.

For the first time this tax season, you must report to the Internal Revenue Service if you, your spouse or dependents had qualifying health insurance coverage during 2014.

We mailed a statement outlining members’ health insurance coverage in early February. That statement will help you with a new requirement of the Affordable Care Act.

If you have individual coverage from us …

We mailed a statement of coverage to members to help them prepare their 2014 tax return.

  • If you purchased a qualified health plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace at www.HealthCare.gov, you can call 1-800-318-2596 to receive this information.

Please use it when doing your taxes, or share it with your tax preparer.

If you get insurance through your employer from us …

  • Your statement of coverage will come directly from us, provided the company you work for is a fully insured group.
  • You will need to get the information from your employer if the company you work for is a self-funded group or trust.
  • Please contact your HR department if you have questions on the type of group insurance your employer offers.

Can we help?
If you have more questions, please call 1-800-280-BLUE (2583).

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.