Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1095-B Tax Information Form
IRS 1095-B form will be mailed to all SoonerCare or Insure Oklahoma IP members
who were listed as the case head on their application for calendar year
2016. The 1095-B form will include all
other members listed on that case.
you and everyone listed on your 1095-B form will not file or will not be
claimed as a dependent on a 2016 federal tax return, then you may ignore the
IRS 1095-B form.
-Consult with your tax preparer if
you have questions or need tax advice. Please do not call or contact SoonerCare
or Insure Oklahoma as we cannot answer any tax questions or give any tax
1095-B Form FAQs
What is a 1095-B form?
The IRS 1095-B form documents the persons and months
in 2016 where they had qualifying insurance coverage. Please click on the IRS website links in the
upper right-hand corner of this webpage for more information about the 1095-B
and the health insurance mandate.
When will the Oklahoma Health Care
Authority (OHCA) mail my 1095-B form?
All 1095-B form letters must be postmarked and mailed by January 31, 2017.
Must I wait to file
my 2016 federal tax return until I receive the 1095-B form?
It is not necessary to
wait for the 1095-B form in order to file. Some tax filers may not receive a 1095-B form by the time they are ready
to file their 2016 federal tax return. While the information on this form may assist in preparing a return, it
is not required. Individual taxpayers should file their returns as they
normally would. Like last year,
taxpayers can prepare and file their returns using other information about
their health insurance. You should not attach the 1095-B form to your tax
everyone with any type of SoonerCare coverage receive an IRS 1095-B form?
OHCA will mail 1095-B forms to only
those SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma IP members who had insurance coverage
types that meet the definition of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) as described
in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All of the following insurance coverage types
- SoonerCare Choice, SoonerCare Traditional or Insure Oklahoma (IP or ESI),
meet MEC requirements.
Not all of the insurance coverage
types or services alone provided by OHCA meet MEC requirements. People who only
had any of the coverage types listed below will not receive a 1095-B form as
these coverage types do not meet the ACA’s definition of MEC:
Soon-To-Be Sooners (STBS or STBS-M)
SoonerPlan (family planning program)
Treatment of emergency medical conditions
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS)
What if I didn’t receive a 1095-B
Remember, the 1095-B forms must be
postmarked and mailed by January 31, 2017; however you may not receive your
1095-B form until February.
There will be a way for SoonerCare or Insure Oklahoma case head members to download a PDF copy of their 1095-B form if they did not
receive their form in the mail. We will place a PDF copy in your MySoonerCare
account once your 1095-B form has been created (by February 1, 2017). Visit www.mysoonercare.org to manage your account.
If OKDHS made your SoonerCare
eligibility determination, then you will not have a mysoonercare.org
account. You may instead call the OKDHS Live! telephone number at (877-653-4798) for instructions on how to get your 1095-B replacement copy.
For those who have Insure Oklahoma -
Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI), your insurance carrier (Aetna, Blue Cross
Blue Shield, Coventry, etc.) is responsible for your 1095-B form and not OHCA.
Please check with your insurance carrier or your employer regarding questions
about your 1095-B form.
1095-B Confidentiality and personal
Please be aware that the federal
Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) prevents OHCA employees
or their contracted staff to talk to anyone other than the case head regarding
anything on a SoonerCare or Insure Oklahoma member’s case.
If you were not the case head on the
day the 1095-B was generated, then you were not mailed a 1095-B form.