Originally posted on November 3rd, 2014 by ??United Benefit Advisors, LLC.

On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) quietly updated its Health Plan Identifier information page to delay the requirement that insurance carriers and self-funded health plans obtain a health plan identifier (HPID). The delay is in effect until further notice.

Plans that have already obtained their HPID do not need to take any action. Those that do not yet have the number do not need to complete the process.

This delay does not affect the Transitional Reinsurance Fee (TRF) filing — that submission remains due November 15, 2014.