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Do I have to do anything to show I have health coverage?

Do I have to do anything to show I have health coverage on my tax forms?

When you file your federal income taxes for 2017, your form will include a line where you can indicate whether or not you had health coverage for the year.

  • If you had coverage through your job or you purchased coverage on your own (not through the Health Insurance Marketplace), you will receive information from your employer or insurance company showing the months you had coverage. If you had Medicare or Medicaid coverage, the form will come from the corresponding government agency. You can use that information on your 2017 tax return.
  • If you purchased coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace, you’ll receive a form from the marketplace. The form will include information about your coverage and any tax credits you received. You’ll need to enter tax credit information from the form when prompted on your tax return.