Watch for your 1099-HC Tax Form in the Mail

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts and Health Plans Inc. (HPI) recently mailed Massachusetts 1099-HC tax forms to plan members who were enrolled in 2018 health insurance benefits through UMass Memorial Health Care. This form is required for filing Massachusetts state income tax returns! New this year: You can request an electronic copy of the 1099-HC form from your carrier. Simply log onto your account on the BCBSMA or HPI website to submit a request for your electronic copy of the tax form. Questions: Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield at 800-932-8323 or Health Plans, Inc. at 844-998-6642.

Received a 1095-C Tax Form? Here’s What You Need to Know

All applicable large employers are required to send a 1095-C tax form to employees eligible for health care benefits in 2017. The 1095-C informs employees what their employer reports to the Internal Revenue Service regarding their health care benefits and if the benefits met Affordable Care Act standards. No action is needed. The form is not required for filing income tax returns. Simply keep the form with your other tax documents. If you did not meet the eligibility requirements for health insurance benefits or were not enrolled in health coverage during 2017, you will not receive the form. Questions: Read the FAQs, visit the ACA website or call the Benefits Contact Center at 508-334-8511.

Received a New Tax Form? Here’s What You Need to Know

All applicable large employers are required to send the new tax 1095-C form to employees eligible for health care benefits in 2015. The 1095-C informs employees what their employer reports to the Internal Revenue Service regarding their health care benefits and if the benefits met Affordable Care Act standards. No action is needed. The form is not required for filing income tax returns. Simply keep the form with your other tax documents. If you did not meet the eligibility requirements for health insurance benefits or were not enrolled in health coverage during 2015, you will not receive it. Questions: Visit the ACA website or call Benefits Contact Center at 508-334-8511.