Tax Forms

1099-HC Form

960-000-061 is the Federal Tax ID (FID) for BCBSMA for 1099 HC tax filing purposes.

Qualifying Subscribers to Receive 2017 MA 1099-HC Forms

We will issue 2017 MA 1099-HC forms by January 31, 2018 to qualifying members residing in Massachusetts who were enrolled in a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts plan at any time during the calendar year. This form states which months in 2017 you had health care coverage that meets the minimum creditable coverage standards set by the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector.

Your Massachusetts Department of Revenue 2017 income tax filing will ask for data that is included on the 2017 MA 1099-HC form. If you were insured through Blue Cross for all 12 months of the 2017 tax year, the "Full Year Coverage" box will be checked off. If you were insured through Blue Cross for less than 12 months, only the months that you had at least 15 days of health insurance will be checked off.

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Members

If you have not received a form by the first week of February 2018, please:

  • Login to your MyBlue account and click on "Contact Us". From there you can request a PDF of your 2017 MA 1099-HC form to be sent via secure email
  • Call Member Service at the number on the front of your ID card

Please note that any of your dependents who will be filing a separate 2017 state tax return will need this information to complete their filing. The 2017 MA 1099-HC may be photocopied. You do not need to contact us to request additional forms. If you had health insurance through another carrier during the year, you should receive a separate 2017 MA 1099-HC form from them.

The following members will not receive a 2017 MA 1099-HC form:

  • Members younger than 18 years old
  • Members with a dental-and/or vision-only plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Members enrolled in Medex®' or one of our Medicare Advantage plans

For More Information:

1095-B Form

Qualifying Subscribers to Receive 2017 1095-B Forms

We will issue 2017 1095-B forms by January 31, 2018, to qualifying members who were enrolled in a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts plan at any time during the calendar year. This form states which months in 2017 you had health care coverage that meets the minimum essential coverage standards set by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act.

The Internal Revenue Service 2017 income tax filing will ask for information that is included on the 2017 1095-B form. If you were insured through Blue Cross for all 12 months of the 2017 tax year, the "Covered all 12 months" box will be checked off. If you were insured through Blue Cross for less than 12 months, only the months that you had at least 1 day of health insurance will be checked off. If you switched plans with us within the year then you may receive more than one 1095-B from us.

Members

If you have not received a form by the first week of February 2018, please:

Please note that any of your dependents who will be filing a separate 2017 federal tax return will need this information to complete their filing. The 2017 1095-B form may be photocopied. You do not need to contact us to request additional forms. If you had health insurance through another carrier during the year, you should receive a separate 1095-B form from them.

The following members will not receive a 2017 1095-B form:

  • Members of self-funded plans
  • Members with a dental—and/or vision—only plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Members enrolled in Medicare Part B or one of our Medicare Advantage plans
  • Members enrolled in Health Savings Account plans
  • Members enrolled in wellness programs that are part of minimum essential coverage

For more information:

  • Please direct all tax-related questions (including preparation of tax filings and financial penalties for not having insurance) to the Internal Revenue Service by visiting www.irs.gov/ACA.
  • If you have additional questions, please call Member Service at 1-888-407-5719, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.