How do I prove I was covered by Health First Colorado or Child Health Plan Plus when I file my taxes?

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1095-B is a federal tax document that includes information about the months during the year that you and/or others in your household were enrolled in qualifying health care coverage, also known as Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC). IRS 1095-B forms sent out by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing will show the months that you were enrolled in Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

You do not need Form 1095-B to file taxes. It is for your records. IRS Form 1095-B is your proof of the months during the prior year that you received qualifying health coverage. You should keep this form with your other tax documents. If you file federal taxes, you may want to bring Form 1095-B with you when you file. If you do not file federal taxes, keep this document for your records.

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