Every current or former State of Texas employee and retiree who had medical coverage through the GBP will get Form 1095-B from the administrator of the plan (or plans) in which he or she had medical coverage during the calendar year.
If you have Medicare Part A, you may get Form 1095-B from Medicare. If you don't get a Form 1095-B, don't worry. Not everyone will get this form from Medicare, and you don't need it to file your taxes. CMS will mail Form 1095–B only to participants who meet the following criteria:
- Are under age of 65 with Medicare Part A
- Enrolled in Medicare Part A for the first time in the last calendar year
- Had Medicare Part A for part of the calendar year
If you were covered by Medicare Part A for all 12 months of the year, just check the box on your federal income tax return indicating you had qualifying health coverage all year. CMS is reporting your coverage to the IRS.
This includes members enrolled in:
- HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan, a preferred provider organization (MA PPO) administered by Humana or
- KelseyCare Advantage Medicare health maintenance organization (MA HMO).
People enrolled in the Medicare Advantage plans will not get a separate Form 1095-B from those plans.
If you also had coverage under TRICARE, TRICARE will send a Form 1094-B.