Form 1095-A (2018)
Instructions for Recipient
You received this Form 1095-A because you or a family member
enrolled in health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance
Marketplace. This Form 1095-A provides information you need to
complete Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC). You must complete
Form 8962 and file it with your tax return (Form 1040 or Form
1040NR) if any amount other than zero is shown in Part III, column
C, of this Form 1095-A (meaning that you received premium
assistance through advance credit payments) or if you want to take
the premium tax credit. The filing requirement applies whether or not
you’re otherwise required to file a tax return. If you are filing Form 8962,
you cannot file Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-SS, or Form 1040-PR. The
Marketplace also has reported the information on this form to the IRS. If
you or your family members enrolled at the Marketplace in more than
one qualified health plan policy, you will receive a Form 1095-A for each
policy. Check the information on this form carefully. Please contact your
Marketplace if you have questions concerning its accuracy. If you or
your family members were enrolled in a Marketplace catastrophic health
plan or separate dental policy, you aren’t entitled to take a premium tax
credit for this coverage when you file your return, even if you received a
Form 1095-A for this coverage. For additional information related to
Form 1095-A, go to
Additional information. For additional information about the tax
provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the individual
shared responsibility provisions, the premium tax credit, and the
employer shared responsibility provisions, see www.irs.gov/Affordable-
Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families or call the IRS Healthcare Hotline for
ACA questions (1-800-919-0452).
VOID box. If the “VOID” box is checked at the top of the form, you
previously received a Form 1095-A for the policy described in Part I.
That Form 1095-A was sent in error. You shouldn’t have received a
Form 1095-A for this policy. Don’t use the information on this or the
previously received Form 1095-A to figure your premium tax credit on
CORRECTED box. If the “CORRECTED” box is checked at the top of
the form, use the information on this Form 1095-A to figure the premium
tax credit and reconcile any advance credit payments on Form 8962.
Don’t use the information on the original Form 1095-A you received for
Part I. Recipient Information, lines 1–15. Part I reports information
about you, the insurance company that issued your policy, and the
Marketplace where you enrolled in the coverage.
Line 1. This line identifies the state where you enrolled in coverage
through the Marketplace.
Line 2. This line is the policy number assigned by the Marketplace to
identify the policy in which you enrolled. If you are completing Part IV of
Form 8962, enter this number on line 30, 31, 32, or 33, box a.
Line 3. This is the name of the insurance company that issued your
Line 4. You are the recipient because you are the person the
Marketplace identified at enrollment who is expected to file a tax return
and who, if qualified, would take the premium tax credit for the year of
Line 5. This is your social security number. For your protection, this
form may show only the last four digits. However, the Marketplace has
reported your complete social security number to the IRS.
Line 6. A date of birth will be entered if there is no social security
number on line 5.
Lines 7, 8, and 9. Information about your spouse will be entered only if
advance credit payments were made for your coverage. The date of
birth will be entered on line 9 only if line 8 is blank.
Lines 10 and 11. These are the starting and ending dates of the policy.
Lines 12 through 15. Your address is entered on these lines.
Part II. Covered Individuals, lines 16–20. Part II reports information
about each individual who is covered under your policy. This information
includes the name, social security number, date of birth, and the starting
and ending dates of coverage for each covered individual. For each line,
a date of birth is reported in column C only if an SSN isn’t entered in
If advance credit payments are made, the only individuals listed on
Form 1095-A will be those whom you certified to the Marketplace would
be in your tax family for the year of coverage (yourself, spouse, and
dependents). If you certified to the Marketplace at enrollment that one or
more of the individuals who enrolled in the plan aren’t individuals who
would be in your tax family for the year of coverage, those individuals
won’t be listed on your Form 1095-A. For example, if you indicated to
the Marketplace at enrollment that an individual enrolling in the policy is
your adult child who will not be your dependent for the year of coverage,
that child will receive a separate Form 1095-A and won’t be listed in
Part II on your Form 1095-A.
If advance credit payments are made and you certify that one or more
enrolled individuals aren’t individuals who would be in your tax family for
the year of coverage, your Form 1095-A will include coverage
information in Part III that is applicable solely to the individuals listed on
your Form 1095-A, and separately issued Forms 1095-A will include
coverage information, including dollar amounts, applicable to those
individuals not in your tax family.
If advance credit payments weren’t made and you didn’t identify at
enrollment the individuals who would be in your tax family for the year of
coverage, Form 1095-A will list all enrolled individuals in Part II on your
Part II also tells the IRS the months that the individuals identified are
covered by health insurance and therefore have satisfied the individual
shared responsibility provision.
If there are more than 5 individuals covered by a policy, you will
receive one or more additional Forms 1095-A that continue Part II.
Part III. Coverage Information, lines 21–33. Part III reports information
about your insurance coverage that you will need to complete Form
8962 to reconcile advance credit payments or to take the premium tax
credit when you file your return.
Column A. This column is the monthly premiums for the plan in which
you or family members were enrolled, including premiums that you paid
and premiums that were paid through advance payments of the
premium tax credit. If you or a family member enrolled in a separate
dental plan with pediatric benefits, this column includes the portion of
the dental plan premiums for the pediatric benefits. If your plan covered
benefits that aren’t essential health benefits, such as adult dental or
vision benefits, the amount in this column will be reduced by the
premiums for the non-essential benefits. If the policy was terminated by
your insurance company due to nonpayment of premiums for one or
more months, then a -0- will appear in this column for these months
regardless of whether advance credit payments were made for these
Column B. This column is the monthly premium for the second lowest
cost silver plan (SLCSP) that the Marketplace has determined applies to
members of your family enrolled in the coverage. The applicable SLCSP
premium is used to compute your monthly advance credit payments
and the premium tax credit you take on your return. See the instructions
for Form 8962, Part II, on how to use the information in this column or
how to complete Form 8962 if there is no information entered. If the
policy was terminated by your insurance company due to nonpayment
of premiums for one or more months, then a -0- will appear in this
column for the months, regardless of whether advance credit payments
were made for these months.
Column C. This column is the monthly amount of advance credit
payments that were made to your insurance company on your behalf to
pay for all or part of the premiums for your coverage. If this is the only
column in Part III that is filled in with an amount other than zero for a
month, it means your policy was terminated by your insurance company
due to nonpayment of premiums, and you aren’t entitled to take the
premium tax credit for that month when you file your tax return. You still
must reconcile the entire advance payment that was paid on your behalf
for that month using Form 8962. No information will be entered in this
column if no advance credit payments were made.
Lines 21–33. The Marketplace will report the amounts in columns A, B,
and C on lines 21–32 for each month and enter the totals on line 33. Use
this information to complete Form 8962, line 11 or lines 12–23.