CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19): HEALTH INSURANCE FAQs 


The benefit materials, policies, and applications available on this website are currently reflective of the AY2022 plan year. We are working expeditiously to have the AY2023 information updated as soon as possible.
For now, students can view a list of AY2023 changes.
 

Tax Forms

The Affordable Care Act requires the Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) to provide membership information for the calendar year to the Internal Revenue Service.

Members enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts) should expect to receive a 1099-HC form and, depending on where your address was recorded, a 1095-B form.

  • 1099-HC

​​The 1099-HC form is applicable only when filing taxes in Massachusetts. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts mails the 1099-HC form to all subscribers by January 31 of the following year. If you did not receive a 1099-HC form and would like to request a copy, please call Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts at 800-257-8141 or request a form online through MyBlue.

You can download a copy online by following these instructions:

  • Log in to MyBlue
  • Click on "My Inbox" at the top of the page
  • From there, click on "Documents" and then "Tax Forms"
  • 1095-B

Students whose address was recorded as being in RI, NJ, DC, or CA for 2021 will receive a printed form from our vendor, Thomson Reuters. This form is for your tax records and confirms that you were enrolled in a plan that met minimum essential coverage requirements. 

You do not need this form to file your federal taxes.

If your address is recorded as being in RI, NJ, DC, or CA and you did not receive a 1095-B form, contact HUSHP Member Services. Learn more about the Internal Revenue Service requirements or view a sample 1095-B Form.

What information do I need to file my taxes?

  • Your Blue Cross Blue Shield policy ID number
  • The Federal ID (FID): 04-1045815
  • The months in which you were insured

International Students

This form may not be applicable to all students, particularly those who do not file taxes in the United States with the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, please be aware that if your 1095-B includes a SSN, and you do not have a federally issued SSN, this is because Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts had to create a pseudo (fake) SSN for you to be enrolled in their system. This does not mean that you have been issued a SSN by the government. Please consult a tax advisor if you have questions.

Students without a Social Security Number (SSN)

Please be aware that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts created a numeric code to enroll you in health insurance. That numeric code is displayed on your 1095-B form and IS NOT a SSN issued by the United States government. Please consult a tax adviser if you have questions.