2017 Health Care Coverage Tax Forms
Posted on January 9, 2018
Please note: An error occurred on the 1099-HC Health Care Coverage tax forms that Health New England recently mailed to members. Please be aware that the first number of the Health New England FID number (box 2) should be “0.” The FID number is usually a nine-digit number required for tax filling. The FID number listed in box 2 is only eight digits because the “0” was omitted at the beginning of the number. Members will be mailed a notification with the correct number. We apologize for this error.
Below is a breakdown of tax form mailing schedules and form types.
Form MA 1099-HC
Health New England sends the Massachusetts Health Care Coverage Form MA 1099-HC to all members. The 2017 Form MA 1099-HC was mailed as of January 31, 2018.
If members need to file their taxes prior to receiving the 2017 Form MA 1099-HC from Health New England, the Health New England tax identification (ID) number will be required to complete the Schedule HC (for proof of health care coverage).
A member can determine the correct tax ID number by looking at their member ID card.
- If Group number begins with the letter S, then use the tax ID number: 043012347.
- If Group number begins with any other letter or number, use the tax ID number: 042864973.
Federal Form 1095
The deadline for health plans and employers to mail the 2017 Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, and the 2017 Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, to individuals is March 2, 2018.
The federal 2017 1095 forms identify what health care coverage you had and/or were offered in 2017.*
*The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone have health care coverage went into effect in 2014; and since 2015, employers and issuers are required to provide the 1095 federal tax forms to members.
Breakdown of tax forms
Form MA 1099-HC – Health New England sends the Massachusetts Health Care Coverage Form MA 1099-HC to all members. It is mainly used for filing your Massachusetts state tax return. This form is also mailed to Connecticut residents who work for a Massachusetts employer or receive their health care coverage through Health New England.
Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement – Individuals who purchased health care coverage through the Health Connector will receive this form. This form is sent by the Health Connector.
Form 1095-B, Health Coverage – Health New England will send this form to all fully funded group members.
Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage – Individuals who get their health insurance through their employer (employers with 50+ employees, and self-funded groups) will receive this form. This form is sent by the employer.
Some individuals will receive both 1095-B and 1095-C forms—one from Health New England and one from their employer.
Individuals who have Medicare or Medicaid get their health care coverage forms directly from the government.