CHM, Taxes, and You
The following is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax or accounting advice.

As you know, Christian Healthcare Ministries is an eligible option under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Visit our Affordable Care Act page for more information, including the exact wording in the law.

Many are asking how they report to the government that they are members of CHM. We now know it is with IRS Form 8965 'Health Coverage Exemptions.' Please tell your tax professional about your membership and this form to attach to your IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ.

Turbo Tax users or users of other tax software may follow the prompts to claim exemptions for family members who participated in Christian Healthcare Ministries for all or at least part of the 2016 year.

As a CHM member you have no reason or requirement to go to the health insurance marketplace or insurance exchanges. Simply file Form 8965 with your taxes and only fill out Part 3 of the form. Here is a sample of Form 8965 with Part 3 completed.

Members who had Medicare for the entire year in 2016 should not file Form 8965. Since Medicare is your primary source of health cost provision, please indicate that you have health insurance when filing your taxes by mail or online.

For further questions, please contact your tax professional.