MNsure running behind on delivering some tax documents to consumers

MNsure is still working to get tax documents out to about 3,500 people who purchased private health coverage for last year through Minnesota's health insurance exchange.

MNsure had said it would distribute some 35,000 1095 federal tax forms, detaling insurance tax subsidies, by early February, because customers need the forms to complete their 2014 income taxes.

MNsure spokesperson Jenni Bowring-McDonough said about 7,000 forms were delayed because of what she calls complicated circumstances that needed double-checking. MNsure mailed 3,500 hundred of those forms on Monday with the remaining 3,500 to be sent out next week.

The exchange announced a new two-month March-through-April private plan enrollment window for people who will be required to pay a tax penalty for going without health insurance last year. The goal is to allow those people to sign up and avoid or minimize a second, steeper penalty for this year.

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