What to do if your Form 1095-A is Wrong
If you enrolled in a Marketplace health insurance plan for 2015, you should have gotten Tax Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement in the mail. If you have an online Marketplace account, it should be there too.
Read your Form 1095-A carefully and make sure the information on it is correct. If you think the form is missing information or some of the information on it is incorrect, please follow the guidelines below.
Form 1095-A contains information about the health insurance through a Marketplace plan any member of your household had in 2015, including:
- Premiums paid
- Premium tax credits used
- A figure called “second lowest cost Silver plan” (SLCSP).
You’ll use information from Form 1095-A to fill out Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit. This is how you’ll “reconcile” — find out if there’s any difference between the premium tax credit you used and the amount you qualify for.
It is important that your Form 1095-A is correct before you file your taxes.
What to do if your Form 1095-A is incorrect:
- Contact the Marketplace. You can call the Marketplace any day of the week, at any time. Tell them about what needs to be corrected and they send a new Form 1095-A.
- Log into your Marketplace account. If you have an online Marketplace account, you can log in and request the changes.
- If your SLCSP premium is the only thing wrong, you don’t need to request a new form. You can just correct it by using the tool on Marketplace. Here’s the link to their tax tool https://www.healthcare.gov/tax-tool/
You don’t have your Form 1095-A yet?
You can log into your online Marketplace account and download it or call the Marketplace and request your Form 1095-A.
If you have any questions about Form 1095-A, just contact us, we’ll be happy to help you!
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