Filing Your Taxes Can Affect Your Healthcare Coverage

Posted on Mar 24, 2016 in Main, News

Did you get your 2015 health insurance through the Hawai‘i Health Connector (or another marketplace)?

Filing your taxes is more important than ever.

 

Everyone who had insurance through the Hawai‘i Health Connector in 2015 MUST file their 2015 income taxes. And even if you missed the initial filing deadline, IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

“Even through the tax filing deadline of 4/18 has passed, if you had health insurance through the Hawaii Health Connector in 2015 and you received financial help paying for your premiums, you still need to file your tax return to continue receiving this important benefit during the next open season” ~Gayvial James, IRS Taxpayer Advocate

You must file taxes to preserve your ability to receive help with health insurance in 2017, even if you had no income or have not had to file in the past.

Missing your 1095-A? Need something corrected? Call1-877-628-5076 or email support@hawaiihealthconnector.com. You should be prepared with the following information: 1) Name, 2) Address, 3) Date of Birth, 4) Phone/email for follow-up, 5) Description of you need.

You should have received a 1095-A form in the mail. You will use the information from the Form 1095-A to calculate any premium tax credits you received to help pay for your healthcare coverage through Hawai‘i Health Connector. It is important you include information from the 1095-A with your tax return so that you will be eligible for help with your health insurance costs in 2017.

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You can get more information from the IRS on its website. Healthcare.gov also provides assistance you can access via its website. The Taxpayer Advocate Service provides important information about how advanced premium tax credits (APTC) affect you and the important of filing taxes in a special webpage on these credits.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Helpful resources for filing your taxes.

Did you receive a letter from the IRS? Click here!

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