As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), the No Surprises Act (the “Act”) promotes transparency of health care costs and consumer protection by requiring providers, health plans and others to provide consumers with information regarding their prices and fees. One specific requirement of the Act requires brokers and consultants to disclose to their group health plan clients the direct and indirect compensation they expect to receive for their services. This disclosure must occur prior to the group health plan client contracting for health plan coverage with Kaiser Permanente during the next plan year. This regulation becomes effective on or after December 27, 2021. For more information regarding the Act and your obligations, please consult with your legal or other advisors.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to assisting brokers and consultants with fulfilling their disclosure obligation to Kaiser Permanente group health plan customers. Your compensation from Kaiser Permanente will vary depending on your market, group customers and may be in the form of commissions, incentives, special agreements and/or non-monetary compensation.
You can find information about compensation for your market(s) by going to Working With KP and selecting your region. You can also find answers to your Frequently Asked Questions here.
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