2017 taxes & the Health Insurance Marketplace®
Job-based coverage for 2017
Depending on the kind of job-based coverage you had (including COBRA or retiree coverage), you may get one of these from your employer or insurance company:
- Form 1095-B, Health Coverage
- Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage
1. If you receive Form 1095-B or Form 1095-C
- You should have it by mid-March.
- Read Parts II and IV on Form 1095-B or Parts II and III on Form 1095-C to find information about:
- Your job-based insurance offer and 2017 coverage
- Covered individuals and the months they had coverage
- More about Forms 1095-B or 1095-C from the IRS.
2. Complete your tax return
If you and your dependents were covered by job-based health insurance for all months of 2017:
- Check the “Full-year coverage” box on your federal income tax form.
- You can find it on Form 1040 (PDF, 147 KB), line 61.
- You can find it on Form 1040A (PDF, 138 KB), line 38.
- You can find it on Form 1040EZ (PDF, 115 KB), line 11.
Don't delay filing your taxes only because you didn't get Form 1095-B or 1095-C.
If you got Form 1095-B or 1095-C, don't include it with your tax return. Save it along with your other tax documents.
Tax forms and guides
- Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (PDF, 182 KB) and Form 1040 instructions (PDF, 3 MB)
- Form 1040A, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (PDF, 138 KB) and Form 1040A instructions (PDF) (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- Form 1040EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents (PDF, 115 KB) and Form 1040EZ instructions (PDF, 2.8 MB)
1095-B and 1095-C information
More than one coverage status?
If you were enrolled in a Marketplace plan without premium tax credits for only part of 2017, or other household members had different coverage, visit these pages for enrollment in: