Proof of health insurance for your taxes
There is no longer a penalty for not having health insurance. Those enrolled in coverage will get tax forms to show the coverage they had in the last year.
This is also reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for you. You may get more than one 1095 form if you and your dependents had more than one type of health coverage in the last year. This includes Medicaid, FAMIS, employer-sponsored or Federal Marketplace coverage.
If you, your spouse, or one of your children were enrolled in a Medicaid or FAMIS program that meets the minimum health insurance coverage requirements, you will get a 1095-B form from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The 1095-B form you get in the mail
The Commonwealth of Virginia should mail the 1095-B forms by January 31 of each year. The Commonwealth will also send this information directly to the IRS. You should keep the 1095 form with your tax records.
Note: You will not get a 1095-B form for enrollment in limited-coverage Medicaid programs.
To learn more about Proof of Health Insurance 1095 forms or other questions about your federal taxes, visit the IRS website. Or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
To learn about free help to file your federal taxes, go to irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers.
If you had Federal Marketplace health insurance coverage and have questions about your 1095-A Proof of Health Insurance form, call the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596. Or visit healthcare.gov.
Cover Virginia can answer questions about your Virginia 1095-B form for Medicaid and FAMIS coverage. Call Cover Virginia at 833-5CALLVA (TDD: 1-888-221-1590) if:
- You did not get a 1095-B form and were enrolled in a full-benefits Medicaid or FAMIS program.
- You have questions about the information on your 1095-B form.
Note: The call center cannot answer tax-related questions or questions about 1095-A or 1095-C forms.