Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

February 17, 2021

Spring 2021 Update: 1095-B / 1099 HC Forms

If you had health insurance coverage with UC Berkeley’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through Wellfleet at some point in 2020, you will be receiving an email from Wellfleet with instructions on how to access your 1095-B and 1099 HC tax forms, if needed.
 
The 1095-B is an official IRS form that is a record of your Health Insurance coverage for 2020. The purpose of the form is to support your annual disclosure to the IRS that you are in compliance with the ACA.  Wellfleet will be making your 1095-B form available on Wellfleet’s website via the link that will be provided in the email. The 1099HC form is required for anyone residing in the state of Massachusetts and will be available on Wellfleet’s website as well.
 
If you do not receive the email from Wellfleet by March 2, 2021, or if you have any questions about accessing your 1095-B or 1099HC forms, please contact Wellfleet at 1095B@wellfleetinsurance.com or call Wellfleet Customer Service at 1-800-633-7867, Option 7.

Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members in August 2020

In August 2020, SHIP members received a request via email for additional information (e.g. social security or tax ID number) from Wellfleet Student, your SHIP insurance provider. This was a legitimate request.

Why do they need this information?

As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all citizens must have health insurance to avoid a penalty from the IRS. To comply with this mandate, Wellfleet sends the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information to make sure you get credit for having health insurance when you file your tax return. Wellfleet needs your social security number or tax ID number to identify you to the IRS.

What if I don’t receive it or I don’t complete it?

If you prefer not to complete this form or do not receive it, you may contact the Student Insurance Office on the third floor of Tang, 2222 Bancroft Way to discuss your options. 

For more information on Minimal Essential Coverage as defined by the Internal Revenue Service:

Please visit the information page regarding the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision:http://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision