What Is a Health Plan Identifier (HPID)?
A health plan identifier is a standardized 10-digit number that is unique to a plan.
Who Must Obtain an HPID in the Coming Weeks?
Large “controlling health plans”...more
For the past several months (and, in many cases, years), most large employers have been preparing for the consequences of offering (or not offering) their workforce health coverage and complying with the complexities...more
On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced in its Treasury Notes blog that the Employer Mandate tax payment provisions and reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are being delayed from...more
One of the many requirements bearing down on group health plans in 2014 is the 90-day waiting period rule found in section 2708 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as added by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....more
One theme weaving its way through the multitude of Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidance released over the past few years is this: Employers and group health plans must learn to count, and they must learn to count the "ACA way."...more
On July 31, 2013, the first of various fees will be due that are imposed by the Affordable Care Act on self-insured group health plans and/or issuers of insured health policies providing accident and health coverage. Beyond...more
In This Issue:
- A Baker's Dozen of Significant Changes From the HIPAA/HITECH Rule
1. Business Associates and Subcontractors
2. Breach Notification
3. Covered Entity Organizational Structures
As most are aware, 2013 is an important transition year when it comes to complying with the Affordable Care Act....more
The U.S. Treasury Department recently released new guidance to assist employers (generally those with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees) in preparing and planning for the 2014 requirement to offer...more