The Affordable Care Act requires most U.S. taxpayers to declare they have minimum essential health coverage on their federal tax form. In December, the Department of Veterans Affairs began notifying all enrollees and beneficiaries of their VA health care coverage period in 2015. The notification letter includes IRS Form 1095-B, “Health Coverage,” detailing VA health care coverage for the previous year. Veterans and beneficiaries should use this form to complete their 2015 income tax forms. As required by law, VA will also notify the Internal Revenue Service. Mailings are expected to be completed by the end of January 2016.
For information on VA health care and the Affordable Care Act, visit VA’s website at www.va.gov/aca, or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST.