Form 1095-B: Proof of minimum essential coverage
Form 1095-B contains information employees may use on their individual tax return to verify that they (and any covered dependents) had “minimum essential” health coverage in 2021. Employees do not need to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with a copy of Form 1095-B; your health plan provider will send this information to the IRS electronically. ERS will ESO of any discrepancies with the IRS for individual members.
When and how you will get Form 1095-B
All employees who had health insurance through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) in Calendar Year 2021 (January – December) will receive a Form 1095-B from their health plan provider by mail and/or upon request. You can also get it electronically by logging into your account on their plan website.
- Participants in the HealthSelect plans administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will receive a paper copy of Form 1095-B. They can also get the form through their Blue Access for MembersSM account or by calling BCBSTX toll-free at (800) 252-8039 (TTY: 711), Monday–Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT.
Reminder: We will provide W-2 payroll tax form and Form 1095-C to you. Neither the health plan administrator nor ERS will send them.