Health Insurance and Your Tax Return

Starting January 2021, due to recent tax law changes1, if you either bought your health plan on our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) website2 or got your BCBSTX health plan through your job3, the IRS says you no longer need Form 1095-B to file your federal income taxes.

Since you won’t need this document for tax filing, it will only be mailed to you if you ask. Here’s what you need to do to ask for your Form 1095-B.

Getting Your Form 1095-B

You have 4 ways to ask for your BCBSTX Form 1095-B. How you make your request is up to you. Once received, your Form 1095-B will be mailed to your address on file within 30 days.

  1. Blue Access for MembersSM (BAMSM)
    Sign up or log in to BAM, then visit the My Coverage page.
  2. Phone
    Call the number listed on your BCBSTX member ID card to ask for your Form 1095-B. If you can’t find this number, you can also call 855-710-6984.
  3. Mail
    Print and fill out the 1095-B Request Form, then mail it to:
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
    c/o 1095-B Form Request
    PO Box 660044
    Dallas, TX 75266-0044
  4. Email
    Fill out the 1095-B Request Form, then attach the completed form to an email message.  Please send this email4 to Form1095B@bcbsil.com.

Helpful Resources

If you have more questions about your Form 1095-B, call us using the number listed on your member ID card or at 855-710-6984. If you have questions about your taxes, please call your tax advisor or visit the IRS website. 

 

The information and content provided on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended, nor should it be construed as, or relied upon, as legal or tax advice. Please consult with an attorney or tax advisor to address your particular circumstance.

1 Contact your tax advisor for more information about the individual mandate.
2 If you bought your health plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace, you can visit the Marketplace website for Form 1095-A details.
3 Based on your health plan, your employer may have sent you Form 1095-C.
4 When sending personal information via email; there is a risk to the privacy and integrity of the information you provide due to the fact that the email may pass through private and public networks with varying levels of security.