Health insurers need your social security number

September 30, 2015 Written by

Among the many provisions in the “Affordable Care Act” is a new information return that “health coverage providers” must file with the IRS. Form 1095-B lets the IRS match your health insurance coverage with the information you report on your personal tax return.

Generally, a “health coverage provider” is an insurance company. To complete Form 1095-B correctly, your insurance company may ask you to provide your social security number. The request will come from the insurance company, not the IRS, and may simply be a letter. At present, there is no official IRS form for the insurance company to use to request your social security number.

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Written by: Doug Rodrigues