**DSS Field Offices are now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

**DSS Field Offices and our staffed telephone Benefits Center (1-855-6-CONNECT or 1-855-626-6632) are closed on Wednesdays to allow our staff time to process applications, renewals and related work.

**24/7 access: Customers can access benefit and application information, at www.connect.ct.gov and www.ct.gov/dss/apply; or our automated Client Information Line at 1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632). More about 24/7 access options at www.ct.gov/dss/fieldoffices.

Special Information about Healthcare Tax Form--IRS Form 1095-B

Overview

It’s Tax Season Again…
Special Information about Healthcare Tax Form--IRS Form 1095-B for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Members

New! The IRS Form 1095-B is NO LONGER REQUIRED by federal law when preparing your 2020 federal tax return.

Enrollees in the HUSKY Health program will not automatically receive IRS Form 1095-B in the mail.  Starting in January 2021, the form will be issued upon request only.

Previously, IRS Form 1095-B was required by federal law to be sent to you to help you prepare your federal tax return.  However, since the individual shared responsibility payment is now zero, this means there is no longer a penalty for not having minimum essential coverage.  DSS is no longer required to automatically send everyone a form, but DSS is required to make IRS Form 1095-B available to you upon request.

Important! PLEASE ALLOW 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE YOUR FORM

How to request a form be mailed to you:

New!  On-line: Please follow this link for the online form.

Note: If requesting a form on-line for more than one person in your family, you must submit each request separately.

Phone: Call the HUSKY Health 1095-B Information Center at:

            1-844-503-6871; Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Remember to have all dates of birth, social security numbers, and client identification numbers available when you call. 

Mail:  Send your request to:

The HUSKY Health 1095-B Information Center
P.O. Box 280747
East Hartford, CT  06128-0747

Note: Be sure to include the name of each person requesting a form, their dates of birth, social security numbers, client identification numbers and addresses to mail the form.

Reminders!

  • There is no longer a Shared Responsibility Payment/Penalty for not having Minimum Essential Coverage (Medical Coverage).
  • As of the 2019 Tax Year Form 1040 no longer asks if you had Minimum Essential Coverage during the year. The IRS form 1095-B is NOT needed by tax consultants to complete your tax documents.
  • If you are filing for the 2019 or 2020 Tax Year, a 1095B form is NO LONGER needed.
  • Before 2019, individuals who did not have minimum essential coverage and did not qualify for an exemption from the requirement to have MEC could be liable for the individual shared responsibility payment (also known as a “penalty” or “fine”). 
  • Beginning in 2019, individuals are no longer responsible for the individual shared responsibility payment because the payment amount is reduced to $0.
  • For Tax Years 2015 to 2018 you may request a copy. However, it is only a reference document for your records. It is not submitted with your tax documents.