Beginning in the 2019 tax year, the federal penalty for failing to enroll in health insurance was discontinued. Accordingly, individual tax payors no longer have to report or certify on their federal returns whether they had health insurance during the tax year and do not need this form.* As a result, Wellfleet Insurance Company will not be mailing the 1095-B form to members as it is no longer needed for federal tax filing. Nonetheless, Wellfleet members who still want a copy of their form can request one by emailing or calling Wellfleet. Please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-633-7867, Option 7. The applicable form will be supplied within 30 days of receipt of the request.
*Important Note for Members Filing State Tax Returns in CA, NJ, MA, RI, VT or DC: Members filing tax returns in these states will be mailed a paper copy of the 1095-B form (1099-HC form in Massachusetts) as proof of insurance coverage. These states may impose a monetary penalty for failing to produce proof of insurance coverage. Members in these states are encouraged to retain a copy of this form for use in filing their state tax returns. Any member seeking an additional copy of the proof of insurance coverage sent to them by mail is welcome to contact Wellfleet at the phone number and email address listed above.