Altrua HealthShare is a recognized Health Care Sharing Ministry. Members of Altrua HealthShare are eligible for exemption from the federal “tax” imposed on individuals who don’t have health insurance. Complete the IRS Form 8965 and attach when you file your federal income tax return.
- There is no need to fill out Part I unless you already completed a different form using your state’s exchange, and obtained a certificate number. In that case, follow the instructions provided for Form 8965. You do not need to use your state’s exchange to be exempt. You need only to use Form 8965.
- In Part II check “No”.
- In Part III column c, “Exemption Type,” write “D” to indicate you are a member of a health care sharing ministry. If you were a member for the entire year, place an X in column d. If you were a member for only part of the year, use the additional columns to indicate the months of membership. You are considered a member for any month in which you were a member for at least one day.
If you need more details about the IRS 8965 Form, you can find the IRS instructions here:
IRS 8965 Instructions