The federal Department of the Treasury announced on March 20, 2015 that Connect for Health Colorado customers who filed a tax return using Form 1095-A information that was later corrected will not be required to file an amended tax return. Those taxpayers can file an amended return if they choose. View the full announcement and frequently asked questions for more information.
Help Is Available
- For more information about how the Connect for Health Marketplace will affect taxes, visit HealthCare.gov/taxes or call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325.
- Many people who signed up for Marketplace coverage can get free assistance with filling out their taxes. This may include free access to tax software programs or free in-person assistance. For more information, visit IRS.gov/freefile or IRS.gov/VITA
- If consumers have questions about their taxes, need Form 8962 or Form 8965, or want to learn more about the fee for not having health coverage, they should visit IRS.gov/ACA.
DENVER – The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), announced that all remaining health insurance plans for individuals and for small employers that do not meet Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements will not continue into 2016. This decision does not impact grandfathered plans, defined by the ACA as plans with an effective date prior to March 23, 2010.
This means that insurance companies will not continue offering these plans, and consumers will not be able to renew these plans. For 2016, individuals and small businesses that are not enrolled in grandfathered plans must enroll in ACA-compliant plans in order to receive healthcare coverage.