Reminder: Health plan identifier requirement delayed indefinitely
WANADA reminds dealers that the requirement that all group health plans apply for a Health Plan Identifier (HPID) has been delayed indefinitely. The HPID is a unique number required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
The original deadline was November 5, 2014, for large group health plans (more than 50 employees) and November 3, 2015, for small group plans. The delay was announced October 31, 2014 and applies to health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses.
WANADA will keep dealers informed of any new deadlines. Members may call the WANADA offices with questions at (202) 237-7200.Download Bulletin PDF