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The 1095-B Tax Form: Your unique health insurance verification

May 1, 2016

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a requirement that many people have health insurance or pay a penalty. Compliance with this mandate is administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)*. The IRS requires health insurance companies to report the individuals they covered per tax year. The reports need to include Social Security Numbers (SSN) or International Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) to distinguish unique individuals. Insurance companies are also required to give individuals a copy of what they have reported, in the form of a tax form called 1095B. *Information on this page shoud not be considered tax advice or guidance.

If you have been a covered member of the Comprehensive Plan in tax year 2015 or later, the insurance companies for the plan during that year (the company that issues you your insurance card) will ask you to submit your personal information, including your SSN or ITIN. You have the option to comply with the requests. Note: Insurance companies will provide secure methods to submit your information. Never provide your SSN or ITIN over the phone.

For 2016-17 members and tax year 2016:

UnitedHealthcare is the current provider for 2016-2017 coverageTo confirm your information:

  • Visit www.uhcsr.com/MyAccount and log in or create your MyAccount.
  • Once logged in, use the left navigation bar to navigate to the Tax InformationMy Personal Information, and Email Preferences areas to enter and/or confirm the following information: Name; SSN or ITIN; Date of Birth; Mailing Address; Email Address.
  • Under Tax Information, you can select electronic or paper delivery of your 1095B.
  • UHCSR contact information: 844-206-0374. Please note that customer service representatives will not be able to collect your Social Security Number over the phone.
For members in tax year 2015:

Aetna provided coverage for 2014-2015 and UnitedHealthcare was the provider for 2015-2016 coverage. Both companies contacted members to gather the information necessary for inclusion in their reporting and 1095-B distribution. If you have questions about the communications or how to respond, contact the appropriate insurance company: UnitedHealthcare 844-206-0374 and Aetna Student Health 855-546-5413. Please see below for more information, and note that the customer service representations cannot take your information over the phone.

For students and dependents covered by the 2015-2016 Student Comprehensive Benefits Plan:
  • UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (“UHCSR”) is required to report they provided you with minimum essential coverage for the 2015 tax year period beginning 08/19/15 and ending 12/31/15 (or the date you terminated coverage). UHCSR is also required to share this report with you--or with the main policy holder if you’re covered as a dependent--via the 1095-B.
  • To confirm your information:
  • Visit www.uhcsr.com/MyAccount and log in or create your MyAccount.
  • Once logged in, use the left navigation bar to navigate to the Tax InformationMy Personal Information, and Email Preferences areas to enter and/or confirm the following information: Name; SSN or ITIN; Date of Birth; Mailing Address; Email Address.
  • Under Tax Information, you can select electronic or paper delivery of your 1095B.
  • UHCSR contact information: 844-206-0374. Please note that customer service representatives will not be able to collect your Social Security Number over the phone.
For students and dependents covered by the 2014-2015 Student Comprehensive Benefits Plan:
  • Aetna is required to report they provided you with minimum essential coverage for the 2015 tax year period beginning January 1, 2015 and ending August 19, 2015 (or the date you terminated coverage). Aetna is also required to share this report with you--or with the main policy holder if you’re covered as a dependent--via the 1095-B.
  • To confirm your information:
  • Visit http://www.aetnanavigator.com/. Log in, or register if this is your first time using the site. You’ll need your member number that appeared on your old ID card (the number starting with “W”). If you do not know your member number, called Aetna customer service at 855-546-5413.
  • Once logged in, from the home page, click on “Your profile” on the top right corner of the page. Under “Respond to your Social Security Number Request Letter,” click on “Add or update your Social Security number securely.”
  • Aetna customer service: 855-546-5413. Please note that customer service representatives will not be able to collect your Social Security Number over the phone.