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RETIREMENT AND BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
RETIREMENT & BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION MEMORANDUM
January 31, 2008
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers, Business Managers|
|SUBJECT:||State of Massachusetts form MA 1099-HC|
On July 1, 2007, the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act went into effect. This law states that Massachusetts residents age 18 and over must have health insurance. In order to qualify for a 2007 personal state tax exemption, adults must prove they had health insurance coverage in place by December 1, 2007. Form MA 1099-HC is proof from the health plan that the covered person and their dependents, if applicable, were covered under a 2007 medical plan. The State of Connecticut as an employer has no obligations under the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act.
The States' health plan carriers are mailing the form MA 1099-HC to state employees and retirees who reside in Massachusetts and are enrolled in the States' health plans. The carriers are mailing the form to the employee's address on file in CORE-CT. If the employee does not receive the form 1099-HC by February 8th, the employee should contact the health plan directly to obtain the form.
Employees residing in Massachusetts who have questions regarding the Massachusetts law and its tax effects should be referred to www.mass.gov and instructed to click on "Health Care Reform How it affects YOU", or advised to consult a personal tax advisor.
NANCY WYMAN, STATE COMPTROLLER
Thomas Woodruff, Ph.D
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