DHS NEWS RELEASE: Filing Taxes Is More Important Than Ever for Those with Health Connector Insurance

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in Latest News

Honolulu, HI – Filing taxes is more important than ever this year for individuals and families who got their 2015 health insurance coverage through the Hawai‘i Health Connector. When an individual or family files their taxes and reconciles their advanced premium tax credits, they preserve the ability to receive help with health insurance in 2017. The Department of Human Services (DHS) urges all individuals and families who received health insurance through the Connector in 2015 to file their taxes by the April 18, 2016 deadline.

This year, those who got their 2015 healthcare coverage through the Connector should have received a Form 1095-A. This form allows filers to calculate any advanced premium tax credits they received to help pay for insurance. It is important to include information from the 1095-A form in tax returns so that individuals and families can remain eligible for help with health insurance costs in 2017.

Individuals and families who had insurance through the Connector who have not received a Form 1095-A should contact 1-877-628-5076 or email support@hawaiihealthconnector.com.

Additional information about advanced premium tax credits, tax filings, and healthcare coverage is available online through federal agencies like the IRS and Healthcare.gov and the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services. Low-income individuals and families may also get in-person assistance filing their taxes, including an upcoming event this Saturday. More information about these resources can be found online.

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Media Contact:
Keopu Reelitz, Public Information Officer

Department of Human Services
Email: kreelitz@dhs.hawaii.gov
Cell Phone: 372-4704

 

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