Health & Safety

February 12, 2016

Ask the Doc

Proof of Minimum Essential Coverage For Tax Year 2015
• The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS
• You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members
• You can opt to get the form electronically by using myPay.
• Click on the link “Turn On/Off Hard Copy of IRS Form 1095.”
• Select “Electronic Delivery Only.”
• If you don’t have a myPay account, you will get the form by mail.
• For more information, please call 1-888-332-7411 or visit DFAS Customer Service.
Visit the Internal Revenue Service for more information. You may qualify for an exemption to having minimum essential coverage.

Keep DEERS Updated
You must keep your information updated in DEERS. Add the Social Security numbers (SSN) for all family members. This is how DFAS will report minimum essential coverage to the IRS.
To add a family member’s SSN in DEERS, you need to:
• Visit a Department of Defense ID card office
Bring all necessary documentation
• Each family member’s eligibility record must be updated separately.
To register family members in DEERS, sponsors must:
• Complete a DD Form 1172
• Provide documentation (see below)
If the sponsor is unavailable, family members can update DEERS with:
• A DD Form 1172 signed by their sponsor within 90 days, or
• A valid Power of Attorney

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.



U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came...
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

ACC leaders talk Creech future with RPA Airmen

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, the command chief of Air Combat Command, takes a photo with Airmen assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 10, 2019. Reaper Airmen ha...

CCAF no longer required for promotion

Due to an update to the enlisted personnel handbook, an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force is no longer required for promotions, however, master sergeants still have to keep education in mind for their enlisted performance reports. While the CCAF itself is no longer required, an associate’s degree or higher is...