The above information was obtained from the CMS Medicare Secondary Payer Manual available on the
CMS Regulations and Guidelines website.
The information provided above is not intended as legal advice, readers of this document should consult their own legal counsel when appropriate regarding questions they may have concerning the counting of employees, and the Medicare Secondary Payer Regulations.
Please provide the number of employees at your institution. The applicability of many state and federal requirements, including The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") (P.L. 111-148) and the Medicare Secondary Payor Rules are based on the number of employees in your group. These provisions require detailed information regarding total number of employees as defined under the federal government guidelines for small and large group classification. Download the Group Size Questionaire.
To complete the questionnaire, please refer to the How To Count Employees guide.
Please enter the total number of employees for each month of 2017, regardless of whether you had coverage with us, had coverage with a previous carrier, or were in business but did not offer coverage. Include all employees including owners, board of directors, elected officials, etc., (see How to Count Employees) including those not covered under your WPS health plan. Multi-employer plans should count all individuals in current active employment status. If you are a new business, enter the number of employees in the appropriate months and use a "0" (zero) for those months that you were not in business. Use the total number of employees at the end of the month. Remember to enter you name on this document and attest that the information is correct.
If you have other questions, please take a look at Group Leader FAQ for some frequently asked questions.
Thank you for your cooperation in this important federal compliance matter.
Questions? Please contact Member Services Administration at 888-672-0062.