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1+: Members Required to Provide SSNs Effective September 2015

Aug 31, 2015

As we enter enrollment season, this is to advise you that UnitedHealthcare will be requesting Social Security numbers (SSNs) for new enrollees and other members for whom UHC does not have an SSN on file. 

Federal law requires that UHC reports health insurance coverage to the IRS using UHC's members’ SSNs. Those reports will prove that UHC members are covered and not subject to the individual shared responsibility payment.    

The most efficient time to solicit SSNs is at the time of enrollment. Covered members have a strong incentive to provide their SSN at the time of enrollment so they can demonstrate to the IRS that they have health insurance when they prepare their tax returns. 

Effective September 1, 2015, fully insured UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health Partnership and Heritage new business submissions will request that SSNs be provided for all members, including dependents, in order to complete installation. Plan change submissions will also follow this procedure for any new member additions. 

For those who do not have a SSN, UHC will request they complete the SSN Attest​ation form to certify for themselves or a dependent who does not have an SSN. 

For questions, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

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