Covered California has got you covered, unless you need or were expecting a tax return this year, or even just to have all your tax forms delivered on time:
Stacy Scoggins gets plenty of mail from Covered California, but the one tax form the agency was required to send her by February 2nd still hasn’t arrived.
“After being on hold for 59 minutes, told me that the 1095-A was never generated,” Scoggins told KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch.
She’s talking about the 1095-A form, a document required for enrollees to file their tax returns. It’s a problem, for the recent widow who desperately needs to file now.
“I need my tax refund,” Scoggins said.
And she’s far from the only Covered California enrollee with 1095 problems. About 100,000 or 12 percent of the forms generated by Covered California have inaccuracies.
“We realized the data wasn’t exactly the same,” Covered California spokesperson Dana Howard told KPIX 5.
Dealing with private insurers, who might be just as prone to SNAFUs like these, oftentimes sucks. But now people like Scoggins are stuck dealing with the IRS, which is a government agency with broad powers to fine you, punish you, harass you, audit you, and generally make your life miserable.
This is why those of us on the right — and even a few on the left — knew it was a laughable promise that ♡bamaCare!!! would someone reduce waste and paperwork by giving the thing to the IR-effing-S.