Confirmation of Employer, Medi-Cal  & Non Covered CA Minimum Essential Coverage Coverage #1095 B

1095 B IRS Website FAQ’s to get most recent forms, regulations  & Instructions

So much of the ACA – Affordable Care Act is quite complex with rules changing all the time.  Please be sure you follow the links to the citation for the original source to make sure you have the latest information.  We are not attorney’s nor tax counsel.

What to Know About Health Coverage Information Statements You May Receive 

Many individuals will receive ACA information statements from their employer or coverage provider

Sent to Individuals who had health coverage for themselves or their family members that is not reported on Form 1095-A or Form1095-C.
Sent by Health Coverage Providers –

  • Insurance companies outside the Marketplace
  • Government agencies such as Medicare or CHIP
  • Employers who provide certain kinds of health coverage, which is sometimes referred to as “self-insured coverage,” but are not required to send Form1095-C.

Other coverage providers – Like Medi Cal

What to do with

This Form

Use Form 1095-B for information on whether you and your family members had health coverage that satisfies theindividual shared responsibility provision.


  • If Form 1095-B shows coverage for you and everyone in your family for the entire year, check the full-year coverage box on your tax return.
  • If there are months when you or your family members did not have coverage, determine if you qualify for an exemption or must make an individual shared responsibility payment.


You don’t need to wait for your Form 1095- B to file your tax return. Do not attach Form 1095-B to your tax return – keep it with your tax records. Contact the issuer if you have questions about your Form 1095-B.  Source   HCTT-2016-81   IRS bulletin dated 12.21.2016

May request Social Security #‘s


Talking Points Minimum Essential Reporting

Minimum Essential Coverage

Health Net Explanation

Deadline Extended for employers to send B & C,  IRS says you can file your 1040 without it  – Insure Me


Questions and Answers to Help Your Organization Understand ACA Reporting Requirements

IRS Questions and Answers that helps employers

The health care law requires applicable large employers to file information returns with the IRS and provide statements to their full-time employees about the health insurance coverage the employer offered.  An applicable large employer is an employer that employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees on business days during the preceding calendar year.

Here are three questions and answers that address specific situations that might apply to your organization.

Is an ALE member that sponsors a self-insured health plan required to file Form 1094-C and Form 1095-C if the ALE member has no full-time employees?

Generally, yes.  An ALE member that sponsors a self-insured health plan in which any employee or employee’s spouse or dependent has enrolled is required to file Form 1094-C and Form 1095-C, whether or not that employer has any full-time employees and whether or not that individual is a current employee or a full-time employee. For an individual who enrolled in coverage who was not an employee in any month of the year, the employer may file Forms 1094-B and 1095-B for that individual.

Is an employer that is not an ALE member required to file under the Affordable Care Act if the employer sponsors a self-insured health plan that provides minimum essential coverage?

No; however, such an employer is subject to the reporting obligations under the Affordable Care Act. An employer that is not an ALE member that sponsors a self-insured health plan in which any individual has enrolled is not subject to the reporting requirements of ACA. Such an employer will generally satisfy its reporting obligations by filing Form 1094-B and Form 1095-B.

Is an ALE member required to report under the Affordable Care Act with respect to a full-time employee who is not offered coverage during the year? 

Yes.  An ALE member is required to report information about the health coverage, if any, offered to each of its full-time employees, including whether an offer of health coverage was – or was not – made. This requirement applies to all ALE members, regardless of whether they offered health coverage to all, none, or some of their full-time employees.  For each of its full-time employees, the ALE member is required to file Form 1095-C with the IRS and furnish a copy of Form 1095-C to the employee, regardless of whether or not health coverage was or was not offered to the employee. Therefore, even if an ALE member does not offer coverage to any of its full-time employees, it must file returns with the IRS and furnish statements to each of its full-time employees to report information specifying that coverage was not offered.

For the full list of questions and answers about reporting requirements for employers, see our Reporting Offers of Health Insurance Coverage by Employers page on The IRS website is also the place to find questions and answers for a wide range of ACA topics for individuals, employers and other organizations.


For more information, see the Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and these additional Questions and Answers.


Affordable Care Act Information Reporting (AIR) Program page on and in Publications 5164 and 5165.



Other Pages in this section

Forms that Employers must provide to employees

Questions and Answers on Information Reporting by Health Coverage Providers (Section 6055) IRS Website

Our Webpage on 6055 & 6056 Reporting Requirements

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6 comments on “#1095 B Confirmation of Employer, Medi-Cal & Non Covered CA Coverage

  1. The number Blue Cross Help Line 1-844-301-5617 you provided for help is a SCAM and they will take your personal data and SSN. Please remove it from your article immediately so people are not affected by this scam.

    People should only call the number in the customer service numbers back their BCBS cards.

    • Thank you very much for pointing this out. We have removed the number. According to the phone # was set up on a temporary basis to handle the influx of calls the first year that 1095 B’s came out.

      I’ve received several bulletins about this year’s 2016 1095 B where the deadline has been extended. I’ll see if I can forward them to you. This page does not get much traffic, so I haven’t put this at the top of my priorities.

  2. 1. What is the minimum income to qualify for a subsidy? Does withdrawal from ira count as income toward the qualifying amount?

    2. If I receive $12000 from disability and take$5000 from my Ira, do I qualify for a subsidy.(Assuming the qualifying amount is $17000.)

    3. Also, can I revise my previous year income tax and qualify for the previous subsidy as I mis -calculated originally and made $17000 .

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