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Your Health Idaho issued all tax forms by April 15

Many consumers posted on Your Health Idaho’s Facebook page about 1095-A delays.
Many consumers posted on Your Health Idaho’s Facebook page about 1095-A delays.

Your Health Idaho, the Idaho insurance exchange, sent about 700 tax forms to people who bought insurance last year in the days leading up to April 15.

That was the last batch of 1095-A forms that still needed to be issued to Idahoans who bought policies through the exchange.

The exchange was required to send most of them Form 1095-A by the end of January. But by Jan. 31, the exchange still had not issued the one-page forms to many Idahoans. There was no penalty for the delays.

WE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT AND VITAL THESE TAX DOCUMENTS ARE, AND THEY ARE OUR NO. 1 PRIORITY HERE, AND WE UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT SITUATION IS NOT THE WAY CUSTOMERS DESERVE TO BE TREATED.

Pat Kelly, executive director of Your Health Idaho, on April 1

Exchange users complained for months about not getting the forms and being unable to file their taxes without them.

One of the people was Shannon Murray, a Nampa woman who complained to the Idaho Department of Insurance. Murray confirmed to the Statesman on Thursday that she received her form before April 15.

The form provides a month-by-month breakdown of a customer’s health insurance for the year. It shows how much the plan cost; the amount of premium assistance the person received as a federal subsidy; and the cost for the second-cheapest, second-tier plan sold on the exchange that year.

Exchange spokeswoman Jody Olson told the Statesman that much of the holdup was due to the forms showing incorrect coverage dates.

“This can be due to the [federal exchange] data migration and manual updates,” Olson said in early April. “Controls have been and will continue to be implemented to mitigate these issues. This will ensure these issues don’t arise in the future.”

Audrey Dutton: 208-377-6448, @IDS_Audrey

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