Idaho Health Exchange Working To Address Tax Form Delays

Jun 24, 2016

Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Officials with Your Health Idaho say they are actively working to ensure that customers don't see another delay in receiving a critical tax form needed to prove health coverage and avoid a tax penalty.

The state's health insurance exchange failed this year to distribute the forms by the required Jan. 31 deadline. The exchange also issued thousands of corrections because of inaccurate information on the forms.

While all customers eventually received their correct forms before April 15, officials have raised concerns about the same challenges occurring next year.

However, Pat Kelly, the exchange's executive director, told board members on Friday that his staff will be implementing changes over the next few months. Kelly says the exchange will be caught up before enrollment for 2017 begins in the fall.