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You may need a 1095-B form for your taxes.

Receiving a copy of your 1095-B form

Students who were enrolled in Cornell's Student Health Plan or Student Health Plan–Medicaid during 2017 will receive a copy of their completed 1095-B form in the mail for their tax records. This form may be necessary to complete your tax return. However, you do not need to submit the 1095-B form itself with your tax return.

When you receive the form, be sure to check to make sure the information is correct. If you have any questions or you see a correction that needs to be made, please contact us. If the information is correct, your may file the form away with your other tax records.

Please read on for more information about this form and what it means for you.

Proof of minimum essential coverage

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Office of Student Health Benefits will submit completed 1095-B forms to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on behalf of all individuals who were enrolled in a Cornell student health plan during 2017. 

This reporting requirement verifies that SHP and SHP-M plan members had insurance that provides minimum essential coverage. (The ACA requires that everyone have minimum essential coverage, or qualify for an exemption, or you may be required to make a payment on your federal income tax return.)

Mailing address:

Your form will be sent to your local address. If you have not provided a local address, your form will be sent to your permanent address on file with the university.

International students:

You may receive a 1095-B from by mail, but the form may not be applicable to your situation. If you have any questions, please consult a tax advisor, or contact us for further assistance.


If you have any questions about this requirement, the form, or your mailing address, please contact us in the Office of Student Health Benefits. We are here to help.

Publish date: January 30, 2017

Category: Did You Know

Contact Information

Student Health Benefits
Cornell Health, Level 6
110 Ho Plaza
Ithaca, NY 14853