How to use Form 1095-A

If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2021, you should get Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace® Statement, by mail no later than mid-February. It may be available in your HealthCare.gov account as soon as mid-January.
Notice:
IMPORTANT: You must have your 1095-A before you file.
Don’t file your taxes until you have an accurate 1095-A.
  • Your 1095-A includes information about Marketplace plans anyone in your household had in 2021.
  • It comes from the Marketplace, not the IRS.
  • Keep your 1095-As with your important tax information, like W-2 forms and other records.

How to find your 1095-A online

Note: Your 1095-A may be available in your HealthCare.gov account as early as mid-January, or as late as February 1.
  1. Log in to your HealthCare.gov account.
  2. Under "Your Existing Applications," select your 2021 application — not your 2022 application.
  3. Select “Tax Forms” from the menu on the left.
  4. Download all 1095-As shown on the screen.
Note: If you can't find your 1095-A in your Marketplace account, contact the Marketplace Call Center.

What’s on Form 1095-A and why you need it

  • Your 1095-A contains information about Marketplace plans any member of your household had in 2021, including:
  • You’ll use information from your 1095-A to fill out Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PDF, 110 KB). This is how you'll "
    reconcile
    " — find out if there's any difference between the premium tax credit you used and the amount you qualify for.
  • If you had Marketplace coverage but didn't take advance payments of the premium tax credit.
  • Learn more about the 1095-A from the IRS.

How to check Form 1095-A for accuracy & what to do if it's wrong

How to know if your SLCSP information is correct

Look at Part III, column B of your 1095-A, titled “Monthly second lowest cost silver plan (SLCSP) premium.” It should show figures for each month any household member had the Marketplace plan.
The SLCSP premium is incorrect if:
  • Part III, Column B has a “0” or is blank for any month someone in your household had the Marketplace plan
  • You had changes in your household that you didn’t tell the Marketplace about — like having a baby, moving, getting married or divorced, or losing a dependent
If either applies to you, you’ll use our tax tool to get the premium for your second lowest cost Silver plan.

Use the information from your 1095-A to “reconcile”

Once you have an accurate 1095-A and second lowest cost Silver plan premium, you’re ready to fill out Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit.
See a step-by-step guide to reconciling your premium tax credit.

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