Critical 2015 Tax, Affordable Care Act information for VA enrollees

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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.

  • Gerald Lee Hacker

    I would like to talk about Affordable Care Act it’s not fare to those Veterans who have Tricare or Champ VA for there dependents. My son who has Cerebral Palsy and legally Deaf from birth on January 11, 1993 and now turned 23 on January 11, 2016 has to walk on walker to get around every where he goes and to get up and a full time student in College on VA Educational Benefits under chapter 35 lost all health care benefits and health insurance midnight January 10, 2016. He has 1 1/2 years left before he completes college. My wife and I have reached out to everyone we could think of and really no response. Our NSO for the DAV needs to bring this before the House ant try and get this changed by submitting a resolution amendment to carry Veteran Dependents to the age of 26 for coverage under Tricare or Champ VA as long as they are full time college student or 26 which ever comes first. LETS HEAR A CRY OUT BY ALL DISABLED VETERANS WHO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE SAME BOAT AS MYSELF. Thank for listening.