You may have received or will soon be receiving an IRS 1095 tax form. The purpose of this form is to help you verify that you had minimum essential health care coverage during the previous calendar year. You are required by the Affordable Care Act to verify your health care coverage when you file your federal tax return.
There are three versions of the 1095 form. Who issues you the 1095 form depends on whether you purchased your Independence Blue Cross (Independence) coverage individually or through your employer:
We make every attempt to ensure that our members' personal information is accurate. If we do not have a member’s Social Security Number (SSN) on record, we will issue a 1095-B form with a blank SSN field, but the date of birth field will be populated.
If you received a 1095-B from Independence with a missing SSN or you believe an SSN is incorrect, please use this 1095-B SSN Correction Form. The correction form includes instructions for how to provide updated SSNs, which must be in writing. For your convenience, forms can be returned to Independence by U.S. mail or by email.
For more information about the use of the 1095 forms for IRS reporting, please refer to the 1095 Q&A on the IRS website.