Most group health plans must apply to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by November 5 for a unique health plan identifying number (HPID). Although self-insured health plans must apply for HPIDs, the application process was not designed with these plans in mind.
In a post this summer, we identified several deficiencies in the HPID rules that will make the application process difficult for employers. CMS has recently fixed a few problems; but with the November 5 deadline fast approaching, the agency still has not addressed other fundamental shortcomings of the HPID rules.
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