Your IRS 1095 tax forms

Tax season is here. Here’s some information to help you better understand your 1095 tax forms.

You may have received, or will soon receive, an IRS 1095 tax form in the mail. This form verifies you had the minimum essential health coverage during 2018. Under the Affordable Care Act, you are required to verify your health care coverage when you file your federal tax return and this form fulfills that requirement. Although you are not required to submit your 1095 form to the IRS when you file your taxes, we encourage you to keep it as part of your tax records.

We recommend you consult your tax adviser and refer to the IRS website for more information.


What you’ll receive

Form 1095-A

If you were enrolled in Sharp Health Plan during 2018 through Covered California, the health benefits exchange, then you will receive this form from Covered California.

Form 1095-B

If you were enrolled in Sharp Health Plan through your employer or you purchased an individual/family policy directly from Sharp Health Plan (not through Covered California) during 2018, then you will receive this form by March 4, 2019 from Sharp Health Plan.

Form 1095-C

If you were offered health coverage by a large employer during 2018, then you will receive this form from your employer. A large employer is generally one with 101 or more employees.


Still have questions? Visit our FAQ

We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions about 1095 tax forms and hope you’ll find them useful. Please consult your tax advisor and refer to the IRS website for more information.


Who to contact

Here you will find contact information if you have further questions about your 1095 form. Contact your tax advisor or consult the IRS website regarding your federal tax filing.

1095 form From Contact
1095-A Covered CA 1-800-300-1506 or Covered CA website
1095-B Sharp Health Plan FAQ page, or 1-800-359-2002
1095-B Different health insurer Issuer of the form
1095-B Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 1-800-MEDICARE or Medicare website
1095-C Employer  Your employer