Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all military members and their eligible family members must have must have health care coverage that meets minimum essential coverage or pay a fee. TRICARE coverage meets the minimum essential coverage requirement under the ACA. Beginning in January 2016, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will provide the appropriate IRS Form 1095 to all trroops, annuitants, former spouses and all other individuals having TRICARE coverage during all or any portion of tax year 2015. The IRS Form 1095 is proof people have the minimum essential coverage. People with a myPay account at mypay.dfas.mil/mypay.aspx should logon and ensure their email address is current as well as make an IRS Form 1095 delivery method election. For more information on the ACA, visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.