Health Care Financing Administration, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Type of Information Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title of Information Collection: Medigap Compare.
HCFA Form Number: HCFA-R-0280 (OMB approval #:0938-0767).
Use: HCFA collects plan-specific Medigap data, including but not limited to premiums charged and additional benefits offered, from each insurer offering Medigap plans. The data collection occurs electronically. The data are provided on www.medicare.gov to assist beneficiaries in obtaining accurate information on all their health care coverage options.
Frequency: Annually, and semi-annually if needed.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government, not-for-profit institutions.
Number of Respondents: 300.
Total Annual Responses: 450.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 75.
To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's Web Site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/regs/prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA document identifier, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 60 days of this notice directly to the HCFA Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: HCFA, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards, Attention: Julie Brown, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.Start Signature
Dated: February 17, 2000.
John P. Burke III,
Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
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