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Report or Claim Tax Credit

Read this information if you enrolled in private coverage through MNsure and either received a tax credit in advance to help pay insurance premiums or you want to claim a premium tax credit on your tax return.

IRS Form 8962

If a premium tax credit was applied to your coverage to help pay your health insurance premiums, or if you would like to claim the premium tax credit at the end of the year on your federal tax return, you must file IRS Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credit) with your tax return. Form 8962 is used to compare how much tax credit you used in the last tax year to what you qualify for.

To fill out Form 8962 you will need your IRS Form 1095-A and possibly information about the second lowest cost silver plan (SLCSP) (see information below about plan premium lookup).

sample of Form 8962 (PDF) and instructions (PDF) can be found on the IRS website. 

Your IRS Form 1095-A shows the tax credit amount for each month the tax credit was applied to your coverage to help pay your premium. See the 1095-A FAQ for more information.

Plan Premium Lookup

Attention: For plan years 2020 and beyond there is no need to look up the SLCSP. The SLCSP amount will be on your 1095-A form, column B.

If your IRS Form 1095-A for plan year 2019 or prior does not include a premium amount for the SLCSP for any month you were covered, or the amount is outdated, you can find the correct premium amounts by using a lookup tool or calling our Contact Center. (The IRS uses the SLCSP and other information to determine the amount of premium tax credits for which you qualify).

You may need to look up the SLCSP for plan years 2019 or prior if:

  • You had a change to your household in the tax year that you did not report to MNsure, like gaining access to other coverage through an employer during the coverage year.
  • You did not apply for financial assistance when you applied for coverage through MNsure, but you now want to find out if you qualify.
  • Advanced premium tax credits (APTC) were not applied to your monthly premiums during the tax year.
  • You want to verify the SLCSP value on your Form 1095-A.

To look up plan premiums for 2017-2019:

For 2014-2016 plan premium information call the MNsure Contact Center.

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