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IRS Form 1095

Even if you don’t get your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you’re likely to get something related to the health law in the mail in the coming weeks: A new tax form.

Known as Form 1095, it’s part of the way the federal government verifies whether people are complying with the mandate that requires nearly all U.S. residents to have health care coverage. This year is the first time most people will be getting those forms, and officials are anticipating a fair amount of confusion. In part, that’s because what you need to do with that form depends on the type of coverage you had.

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