Consumers who purchased health insurance through Covered California may be receiving revised 2016 1095-As without requesting one. The revised 1095-As are popping up in consumer’s Covered California accounts and being mailed to them. Consumers should carefully compare the original 1095-A sent out by Covered California to the revised document to make sure it is correct.
While Covered California does a great job of marketing their services as an individual and family health insurance marketplace, the ultimate connection of reporting health insurance coverage to the IRS is not a central part of Covered California consumer education.
The IRS issued guidance on whether tax payers should file an amended return once they receive a corrected 1095-A from either the federal or state exchange such as Covered California. You do not need to file an amended return based on your corrected Form 1095-A. This is true even if additional taxes would be owed […]
In updated Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ACA Premium Tax Credits and federal tax returns, the IRS says tax payers can file with what they know are bad 1095-As issued by Covered California. The tax payer will then have the option to file an amended tax return if they are entitled to a larger […]
Families who purchased health insurance and pediatric dental through Covered California are getting a corrected 1095-A Marketplace statement because Covered California forgot to add the pediatric dental insurance premiums on the initial 1095-A. For families who have already filed their taxes with the incorrect information and subsequently received a corrected 1095-A, they may have to […]
The Treasury Department has decided to expand their February 24 announcement waiving collection of under reported health insurance tax credits to states that are running their own Marketplace exchanges. Tax payers who already filed their tax returns using incorrect 1095-As issued by Covered California will not be subject to the collection of excess Advance Premium […]
Information from a consumer’s 1095-A Marketplace Statement reveals that Covered California continued to credit Anthem Blue Cross with Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTC) even after the consumer had transitioned to Medi-Cal. While there doesn’t appear to be any fraud, Anthem did receive at least $647 for an individual who was no longer a member of their […]
.Covered California states that they started processing the 2016 1095-As as of January 5, 2017. The form should be in the consumer’s Covered California account Summary>Documents and Correspondence>CalNOD62A_IRSForm1095A_2016 by the end of January. The form should also be mailed out to consumers at the address listed for receiving mail.
The 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement doesn’t give a clue on how the Monthly Advance Payment of Premium Tax Credit is calculated. Even though consumers who purchased health insurance through the Marketplace entered their Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) into the enrollment system, this income in not listed on the 1095-A they receive. The MAGI […]
One of the common complaints during tax season for individuals and families who are set to receive a federal refund is that the government got to use their money for a year before refunding it to them. Now, households who have to repay excess ACA tax credits find themselves in the situation where they got to use a […]