We have received questions about this email from UnitedHealthCare Student Resources, which is a legitimate notification from them. You can read more about it on How to Access Plan Benefits.
Dear UnitedHealthcare StudentResources Insured;
Our records show that you were insured through a UnitedHealthcare StudentResources policy in 2017. As such, we’re reaching out to you with important information that could impact your 2017 federal tax return.
The Affordable Care Act places the responsibility on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for administering the individual coverage mandates and associated fees should an individual not maintain minimal essential coverage. The IRS requires us, as the insurance company, to report to them, in January 2018, those insureds that have such coverage. They also require us to send a statement of coverage to the primary insured, the Form 1095-B.
In order to follow their directives, we must ask you to confirm your personal information that will be included in this reporting and the distribution of the Form 1095-B. The information needed is:
Social Security Number (SSN) or International Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
Date of Birth
You may also indicate if you do not have a SSN/ITIN to stop future requests.
In addition, we would like to offer you the opportunity to receive the Form 1095-B in electronic format. While you are confirming the above information in My Account, youcan elect electronic delivery of the Form 1095-B under Tax Information. These headings are in the left navigation bar of My Account.
Select this link, www.uhcsr.com/MyAccount, and log in or create your My Account. Once logged in, you will need to select the Tax Information link. This page will allow you to review or submit your SSN or ITIN, (or select the checkbox that you do not have one) and select electronic or paper delivery of your Form 1095-B. You may edit your demographics under My Personal Information and if you need to update your preferred Email address you may change it under My Email Preferences. These selections are found on the left navigation bar of your screen.
After January 31, 2018, you will be able to access your Form 1095-B in My Account. An email communication will be sent once the form is ready to be downloaded.
Thank you for your assistance in making this a smooth IRS reporting.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. If you have questions, please call Customer Service at the toll-free telephone number on the front of your member ID card or the number displayed with using the UHCSR Mobile App. If your ID card is not available, please call 1-800-767-0700.