Since January 2016, Medicaid and other health insurers have provided a Form 1095-B to people who had minimum essential coverage (MEC). Form 1095-B is a health insurance tax form. It shows that you and/or your dependents had MEC. Effective January 2020, Louisiana will no longer mail Form 1095-B to people who had MEC. The IRS no longer imposes tax penalties for not having health insurance and no longer requires states to mail the form. However, if you are in need of a copy of Form 1095-B or have questions regarding Form 1095-B, you can contact us in one the following ways:
- Call Medicaid at 1-888-342-6207 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.),
- Email the request to MyMedicaid@la.gov (Please include your first name, last name, and date of birth.)
- Visit a Medicaid office near you. Office locations can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did I get this Form 1095-B?
The IRS no longer imposes tax penalties for not having health insurance and is no longer requiring states to mail the Form 1095-B.
I need a Form 1095-B. How can I get one?
If you need a Form 1095-B you can call Medicaid at 1-888-342-6207, email us at MyMedicaid@la.gov, or visit a Medicaid office near you.
What does the information on Form 1095-B mean?
MEC, or minimum essential coverage, is the amount of health insurance a person needs to have so that they don’t need to pay a penalty to the IRS for not having health insurance.