1040-US: Affordable Care Act - Form 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C overview

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What are Forms 1095-A, 1095-B, and 1095-C?

Answer

Form 1095-A is the reporting document for health insurance purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Each person who, at the time of enrollment, expected to file a tax return and enrolled in a qualified health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace will receive Form 1095-A or a similar statement for each policy. In the tax application, use Screen 1095A in the Health Care folder to enter information from Form 1095-A or a similar statement. The tax application automatically calculates Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC). Use Screen PTC to enter any additional information that may be required for Form 8962.

Forms 1095-B and 1095-C are required. These forms report information about individuals who are covered by minimum essential coverage and therefore are not liable for the individual shared responsibility payment. To indicate coverage for specific individuals or periods of time, or to indicate an exemption from the coverage requirement, enter either 1 (Yes) in the Entire family covered for full year with minimum essential health care coverage field, or use the Detail of individual care coverage or exemption field on Screen Coverage in the Health Care folder. If you leave these fields blank, the tax application automatically calculates Form 1040, line 61, Health care: individual responsibility, for all family members for the entire year. To view a summary of this calculation, view the Health Care: Individual Responsibility Worksheet.

Related topic: Affordable Care Act FAQs

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