MA Health Care Reform
The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law, enacted in 2006, requires nearly all Massachusetts residents to have health insurance. The law established an independent public entity, the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, also known as the Health Connector, which offers subsidized health plans and private, commercial plans to individuals and small businesses.
Minimum Creditable Coverage (MCC)—What's New for 2012?
Regulations have not changed for 2012.
To whom does MCC apply?
MCC applies to most Massachusetts residents who are 18 years or older.
Other than private health coverage, what other ways are there to meet the MCC requirement?
In addition to private health coverage that meets the specific MCC standards, Massachusetts residents can satisfy the MCC requirement with any of the coverage options below:
How is MCC compliance reported and monitored?
By January 31, 2013, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will issue 2012 1099-HC forms for the 2012 tax year to qualifying members residing in Massachusetts who were enrolled in a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts plan at any time during the 2012 calendar year. This form shows MCC compliance for each month of 2012 during which the member had health coverage that met MCC standards set by the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector.
What resources are available for more information?
|For More Information On||Call||Visit|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 1099-HC Forms||Your account executive. Members can contact Member Service at the number on the front of their ID card.||www.bluecrossma.com/1099HC|
|Health Care Reform Minimal Creditable Coverage||Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Past Updates on Health Care Reform/MCC Information||MA Health Care Reform Archives|
|1099-HC Tax-Related Questions and Penalties||Massachusetts Department of Revenue