Employee Benefits-HHS Postpones November 5 Deadline For Obtaining Health Plan Identifier

Referring to my blog of October 30, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) has now postponed the November 5 deadline for large health plans to obtain a health plan identifier (HPID) “until further notice”. If the process for obtaining the HPID has already started, it is recommended that the process be completed notwithstanding the delay, since the plan will probably need the HPID eventually.