United Healtcare: Member Social Security Numbers Requested at New Business or at Renewal

Effective Sept. 1, 2015, UHC will request fully insured UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health Partnership and Heritage new business submissions to have Social Security numbers be provided for all members, including dependents, in order to complete installation.

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

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