Skip to Content

Rule

Final Regulations for Health Coverage Portability for Group Health Plans and Group Health Insurance Issuers Under HIPAA Titles l & IV; Correction

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCIES:

Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury; Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION:

Correcting amendment.

SUMMARY:

This document corrects final regulations that were published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78720) governing portability requirements for group health plans and issuers of health insurance coverage offered in connection with a group health plan.

DATES:

These corrections are effective February 28, 2005.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dave Mlawsky, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, at 1-877-267-2323 ext. 61565; Amy Turner, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, at (202) 693-8335 (not a toll-free number); or Russ Weinheimer, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, at (202) 622-6080 (not a toll-free number).

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections are under sections 9801, 9831, 9832, and 9833 of the Internal Revenue Code; sections 701, 731, 732, 733, and 734 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; and sections 2701, 2721, 2723, 2791, and 2792 of the Public Health Service Act.

Need for Correction

As published, the final regulation contains errors that may prove to be misleading and are in need of clarification.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects

End List of Subjects

Correction of Publication

Start Amendment Part

Accordingly,

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 54—PENSION EXCISE TAXES

End Part Start Amendment Part

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

End Authority
[Corrected]
Start Amendment Part

1. Section 54.9831-1(c)(3)(iii)((B), the language “of which are for treatment of

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 2590—RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GROUP HEALTH PLANS

End Part Start Amendment Part

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1027, 1059, 1135, 1161-1168, 1169, 1181-1183, 1181 note, 1185, 1185a, 1185b, 1191, 1191a, 1191b, and 1191c, sec. 101(g), Public Law 104-191, 101 Stat. 1936; sec. 401(b), Public Law 105-200, 112 Stat. 645 (42 U.S.C. 651 note); Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2003, 68 FR 5374 (Feb. 3, 2003).

End Authority
[Corrected]
Start Amendment Part

2. Section 2590.731(c)(2)(i), the language “ § 2590.701-3(a)(1)(i) (for purposes of” is removed and the language “§ 2590.701-3(a)(2)(i) (for purposes of” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

3. Section 2590.731(c)(2)(ii), the language “and § 2590.701-3(a)(1)(ii) (for purposes” is removed and the language “§ 2590.701-3(a)(2)(ii) (for purposes” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

4. Section 2590.731(c)(2)(iii), the language “the Act and §§ 2590.701-3(a)(1)(iii) and” is removed and the language “the Act and §§ 2590.701-3(a)(2)(iii) and” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 146—REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET

End Part Start Amendment Part

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: Secs 2701 through 2763, 2791, and 2792, of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 300gg through 300gg-63, 300gg-91, 30gg-92 as amended by HIPAA (Pub. L. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936), MHPA (Pub. L. 104-204, 110 Stat. 2944, as amended by Pub. L. 107-116, 115 Stat. 2177), NMHPA (Pub. L. 104-204, 110 Stat. 2935), WHCRA (Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681-436), and section 103(c)(4) of HIPAA.

End Authority
[Corrected]
Start Amendment Part

5. Section 146.125, the language “Sections 146.111 through 146.119,” is removed and the language “Section 144.103, §§ 146.111 through 146.119,” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part
[Corrected]
Start Amendment Part

6. Section 146.143(b), the language “section 514 of the Act with respect to” is removed and the language “section 514 of ERISA with respect to” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

7. Section 146.143(c)(2)(i), the language “§ 146.111(a)(1)(i) (for purposes of” is removed and the language “§ 146.111(a)(2)(i) (for purposes of” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

8. Section 146.143(c)(2)(ii), the language “PHS Act and § 146.111(a)(1)(ii) (for” is removed and the language “PHS Act and § 146.111(a)(2)(ii) (for” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

9. Section 146.143(c)(2)(iii), the language “the PHS Act and §§ 146.111(a)(1)(iii)” is removed and the language “the PHS Act and §§ 146.111(a)(2)(iii)” is added in its place.

End Amendment Part Start Signature

Cynthia E. Grigsby,

Acting Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury.

End Signature Start Signature

Dated this 16th day of March, 2005.

Ann Agnew,

Executive Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

End Signature Start Signature

Dated this 15th day of February, 2005.

Daniel J. Maguire,

Director, Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 05-8154 Filed 4-22-05; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4830-01-P; 4510-29-P; 4120-01-P