Starting with the 2015 tax reporting season, all individuals will need to report to the IRS on health coverage that they have had over the course of the year. Tax penalties may apply to individuals for the months in which the individual was not covered. Please consult your tax advisor for any questions pertaining to the tax penalties.
Current Employees of the State: As your employer we will provide you a form (Form 1095-C) containing your employment information and health insurance enrollment for you and your covered dependents. This IRS- required form (Form 1095-C), will be provided to any individual employed by the State who worked full-time in any one month whether or not the individual was enrolled in State health benefits and to any part time employees who were enrolled in health insurance for all of calendar year 2016. The 1095-C forms will be mailed to the employee’s mailing address by the end of January for the previous calendar year. Temporary employees will only receive a 1095-C for the 2016 calendar year if they worked more than 1560 hours in the previous 12 consecutive months with no break in service.
Retirees and Others: Individuals on a State of Vermont health plan and who are retired, enrolled in the plan’s COBRA benefit, or enrolled in the plan, but not considered an employee of the State, will receive a 1095-B or 1095-C form. This form will provide information on the months in which you were covered and who is covered on your plan. These forms will be generated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont by the end of January.