All health plans subject to HIPAA were required to obtain a unique standardized Health Plan Identifier (HPID) for claims transactions. Insurance carriers were supposed to obtain HPIDs on behalf of insured plans, while emAll health plans subject to HIPAA were required to obtain a unique standardized Health Plan Identifier (HPID) for claims transactions. Insurance carriers were supposed to obtain HPIDs on behalf of insured plans, while employers that sponsor self-insured health plans were supposed to apply for their own HPID. Health plans with more than $5 million in annual receipts (claims) had until November 5, 2014 to get a HPID, while smaller health plans had until November 5, 2015.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has now postponed the HPID requirement “until further notice” for all health plans, while it reviews recommendations for health plans to continue to use the standardized NAIC identifier. If you sponsor a self-insured plan, your Keller account team will update you on any new HPID requirements.ployers that sponsor self-insured health plans were supposed to apply for their own HPID. Health plans with more than $5 million in annual receipts (claims) had until November 5, 2014 to get a HPID, while smaller health plans had until November 5, 2015.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has now postponed the HPID requirement “until further notice” for all health plans, while it reviews recommendations for health plans to continue to use the standardized NAIC identifier. If you sponsor a self-insured plan, your Keller account team will update you on any new HPID requirements.