All Massachusetts residents above age 18 are required to have health insurance coverage. The 1099-HC form allows residents to confirm health insurance coverage when filing their state taxes—it indicates the months that subscribers carried health insurance coverage that met minimum creditable coverage requirements.
What information do I need to file my taxes?
- Your policy ID number
- The Federal ID (FID) - 960-000-061
- The months which you were insured
Who receives a 1099-HC form?
All subscribers who reside in Massachusetts and had minimum creditable coverage will receive the 1099-HC. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts sends out these letters on behalf of HUGHP.
What will I receive if I have dependents on my plan?
Only the individual who is the plan subscriber will receive a 1099-HC form. Information on both the subscriber and dependents will be included on the form. Any dependents filing individual income taxes will require information provided on the subscriber’s 1099-HC form—these forms may be photocopied.
When will I receive my form?
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts mails the 1099-HC forms on behalf of HUGHP by January 31 of the following year. In order to request a copy of your 1099-HC, please either call Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Member Services at 1-800-257-8141 or request it online via Member Central. You will not receive a form if you are less than 18 years old or are a Medicare/Medex member.
Where can I find more information?
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts website can provide more information on the 1099-HC form.
New tax form
Beginning in 2015, Harvard is required to provide a 1095-C tax form to employees. To learn more visit hr.harvard.edu or contact the Benefits Office at 617-496-4001 or email: email@example.com.