Proof-of-Insurance Tax Forms Being Sent to Members

Proof-of-Insurance Tax Forms Being Sent to Members

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January 20, 2016
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The Affordable Care Act requires issuers of insurance and some employers to send Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to members. When filing taxes in 2016, most people will have to report to the federal government whether they, along with their tax dependents, had medical insurance coverage during the previous year. The law stipulates that beginning in tax year 2015, people who don't have at least a minimal level of coverage could have to pay a fine to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Form 1095-B or 1095-C is proof that you and your dependents (if applicable) had medical coverage through the Illinois State Employees Group Insurance Plans. You must report it on your 2015 tax filing to avoid paying a fine.  

The Illinois Department of Central Management  Services (CMS), the administrator of the State Employees Group Insurance Plans, has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) that explain who will send the forms , who will receive the forms, when they will receive them, who to contact if they do not receive a form, and more.

Click here to view the questions and answers.