The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires health insurers to report medical coverage provided to enrollees and their covered dependents. In January 2017, employees, retirees and former employees of state agencies, higher education institutions or other agencies who had medical coverage through the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) in 2016 will receive a Form 1095-B from their medical coverage provider. If you opted out or waived GBP medical coverage, you will not receive a Form 1095-B.
Form 1095-B confirms medical coverage, but it doesn't mean you owe income taxes on the value of your health care benefits.
For more information, please see Form 1095-B frequently asked questions.