Every current or former State of Texas employee and retiree who had medical coverage through the GBP will receive Form 1095-B from the administrator of the plan (or plans) under which he or she had medical coverage during the calendar year. Depending on which plan(s) you were covered by, you will receive form 1095-B directly from:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield for HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM,
- Community First Health Plans,
- KelseyCare powered by Community Health Choice and/or
- Scott and White Health Plan
If you have Medicare Part A, you may get IRS Form 1095-B from Medicare in the early part of the year. If you don't get a Form 1095-B, don't worry. Not everyone will get this form from Medicare, and you don't need to have it to file your taxes.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will mail Form 1095–B only to participants who meet the following criteria:
- Are under age of 65 with Medicare Part A
- Enrolled in Medicare Part A for the first time
- Had Medicare Part A for part of the year
If you were covered by Medicare Part A for all 12 months of the year, just check the box on your Federal income tax return indicating you had qualifying health coverage all year. CMS is reporting your coverage to the IRS.
This includes members enrolled in:
- HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan, a preferred provider organization (MA PPO) or
- KelseyCare Advantage Medicare health maintenance organization (MA HMO)
People enrolled in the Medicare Advantage plans will not receive a separate Form 1095-B from those plans.
If you also had coverage under TRICARE, TRICARE will send a Form 1094-B.