United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Requirement to Obtain a Health Plan Identifier (HPID) Delayed

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Nov 6, 2014 8:42:00 AM

On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly updated its Health Plan Identifier information page to delay the requirement that insurance carriers and self-funded health plans obtain a health plan identifier (HPID). The delay is in effect until further notice.

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Topics: Linda Rowings, HPID, Health Plan Identifier, delay

Deadline Approaching for Larger Self-Funded Health Plans To Obtain a Health Plan Identifier Number

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Oct 21, 2014 11:08:00 AM

To meet federal requirements, large health plans must obtain a national health plan identifier number (HPID) by November 5, 2014. For this requirement, a large health plan is one with more than $5 million in annual receipts. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has said that since health plans do not have receipts, insured plans should look at premiums for the prior plan year and self-funded plans should look at claims paid for the prior plan year. Small health plans (those with less than $5 million in claims during the prior plan year) have until November 5, 2015, to obtain an HPID.

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Topics: Self-Funded, HPID, Deadline, HHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Form 5500

A To-Do List for Sponsors of Self-Funded Group Health Plans

Posted by: Jennifer Stanley    Oct 9, 2014 2:17:00 PM

Below are some to-dos for sponsors of self-funded group health plans.  The information is limited generally to the “what” and the “when.”  For a summary of the PPACA provisions that apply to group health plans and whether the provision applies to self-funded plans, request PPACA Decision Guide for Self-funded Plans.   

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Topics: Self-Funded, HPID, HIPAA, Sponsors, BAA, TRF, 6055 Reporting, 6056 Reporting