Form 1095-B Returns

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires individuals to have health coverage that meets a minimum standard called Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC).

Partial image of the 1095-B, upper corner highlighting the form title "Form 1095-B"Per the Internal Revenue Code Section 6055 the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will begin issuing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1095-B to all Medi-Cal beneficiaries annually, starting in January 2016.

The Form 1095-B will report the months of MEC a beneficiary received during the calendar year. DHCS will send your MEC information to the IRS and beneficiaries are not required to provide Form 1095-B to the IRS if they chose to file their taxes. Beneficiaries should keep Form 1095-B for their record as proof they received health coverage during the tax year.   

For questions regarding this notice or for additional information regarding Form 1095-B, contact a live agent at DHCS' Medi-Cal Helpline 1-844-253-0883.   

To ensure Form 1095-B contains correct information, beneficiaries should contact their county human services agency to report changes such as their new address, income, employment, or a change in  household size. Failure to report changes may result in delays and inaccurate information on Form 1095-B.


Contact Us

Contact a live agent at our Medi-Cal Helpline at 1-844-253-0883. 

Local County Offices

Contact county human services agencies directly to update your address, income, employment or a change in family or household size.

​Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions on the Affordable Care Act, eligibility, and changes in health coverage.
Last modified date: 6/28/2019 9:58 AM