Beginning in early 2016, information reporting provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA,” commonly referred to as “Health Care Reform”) require many employers to file annual information...more
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
Enforcement of the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been further delayed for employers with between 50 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and temporarily eased for employers...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