Regulatory roundup

More healthcare-related regulatory news for plan sponsors, including links to detailed information.

HHS issues final rule on standard unique health plan identifier and other entity identifier
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule that rescinds the adopted standard unique health plan identifier (HPID) and the implementation specifications and requirements for its use, and the other entity identifier (OEID) and implementation specifications for its use. The final rule also removes the definitions for the “controlling health plan” and “subhealth plan.”

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ACA Information Returns Submission Composition and Reference Guide issued
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the latest version of the ACA Information Returns (AIR) Guide. The AIR Project is responsible for delivering applications, infrastructure, and supporting processes required to process information returns. In January 2016, filing Forms 1094/1095-B and Forms 1094/1095-C became mandatory. The IRS will begin accepting TY2019 Forms 1094/1095-B and Forms 1094/1095-C, as well as original prior year forms and corrections, in January 2020.

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