Risk Management

 

Important Tax Information

The federal Affordable Care Act requires that health benefit plans provide reports to plan participants on coverage provided in the prior year. The reports provided to participants are:

  • Form 1095-B, issued by insurance companies for fully-insured plans, and
  • Form 1095-C, issued by employers required to report and for self-insured plans.

If your 1095-B form issued by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) does not include all family members on the plan, it may be due to one of the following scenarios:

  • If missing members were added to the plan after Dec. 8, 2015, they may have been excluded from the original data file used to print the 1095 forms. BCBS is already correcting, and will reprint those forms. You should not need to contact customer service to request a corrected form.
  • If missing members also have Medicare coverage, the exclusion was due to a systems error. BCBS is correcting, and will reprint those forms. Members do not need to contact customer service to request a corrected form.

The County will issue Form 1095-C by the required date of March 31, 2016. Employees who participated in either the Classic Blue HMO or the PPO at any point during 2015 may receive a Form 1095-B directly from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the coming weeks.

If you believe that your 1095-B form contains any errors other than mentioned above, contact the Blue Cross Blue Shield customer service number on the back of your insurance card.

Employees do not need either a Form 1095-B or a Form 1095-C to file an income tax return, or to respond to any questions on an income tax return.

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Health insurance statements for pay periods 15 to 22 have been mailed. Payment is due by March 4, 2016.

 

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