If your company sponsors a health plan (excluding small plans), and you have administrative oversight of that plan, you must get a Health Plan Identifier (HPID) under HIPAA by November 5th, 2014. You might be saying, I already have a lot on my plate or I would rather wait to do this in November. Sure, you could wait until things get slower around the fall during open enrollment or look into this before the holidays. Or you or a member of your HR/Benefits team could knock it out today.
Here are the instructions our firm put together to assist our clients.
This is being required by our federal government ... don't shoot the messenger ... we are simply trying to urge our clients to do this now.