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Get Ready for Tax Time

Marylanders who were uninsured in 2018 may still face a penalty this tax season unless they qualify for an exemption. If you had health coverage in 2018, you will receive forms that prove you have met the federal requirement to have health insurance.

If you are enrolled in a qualified health plan…

  1. Locate your Form 1095-A in your online account. We also mailed the forms on Jan. 31.
  2. Make sure the information is correct.
  3. Use your this form to complete your Form 8962.
  4. If you think the information shown on your Form 1095-A is wrong, please call Maryland Health Connection at 1-855-642-8572. Deaf and hard of hearing use Relay service.

If you have Medicaid or MCHP (Maryland Children’s Health Program )...

  1. Locate your Form 1095-B in your online account. We also mailed the forms on Jan. 31.
  2. Make sure the information is correct.
  3. Save it with your tax documents.
  4. If you file taxes, you do not need to send this form to the IRS when filing your taxes. You will check a box on your tax return to indicate you or members of your household had health coverage for that tax year.

Many people can get free help filing taxes. Visit IRS.gov for more information.

Read more about health coverage and your taxes at MarylandHealthConnection.gov/taxes.