201411.03
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HPID Number Filing Deadline Delayed

As we reported on October 27, under rules related to the HIPAA electronic transaction regulations, employer-sponsored health plans, whether insured or self-funded, are required to acquire from the CMS so-called “Health Plan Identification Numbers” (or “HPIDs”).  For insured plans, the insurance carrier must obtain the HPID.  For self-funded plans, the plan sponsor must obtain the…

201410.27
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Health Plan Identification Number Filing Deadline – November 5

Under rules related to the HIPAA electronic transaction regulations, employer-sponsored health plans, whether insured or self-funded, are required to acquire from the CMS so-called “Health Plan Identification Numbers” (or “HPIDs”). For insured plans, the insurance carrier must obtain the HPID, so sponsors of insured plans are not required to do anything at this point. For…

201402.11
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Significant ACA Transition Relief Concerning Employer Mandate

Late yesterday, the regulators issued significant transition relief under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate rules (including changing a rule that was the subject of our most recent e-Alert). Because the relief was so multi-faceted – it appears that the regulators were attempting a “something for everyone” approach – we have pasted below the regulatory…