2019 group size attestation forms going out in March

In alignment with state and federal requirements, Kaiser Permanente is reaching out to your small and large group clients in Georgia to verify their business continues to fit in the category of small or large employer. Please note that clients with 200 employees or fewer will be included in this effort. This initiative will ensure accurate ACA compliance reporting for Medical Loss Ratio and Risk Adjustment. Outreach will take place on or before March 1, 2019 (via email or US mail) and will include a link for your client(s) to complete a short, online group size attestation form. The form must be completed by March 31, 2019. Once the date has passed, we will conclude that your client(s) want to keep their current coverage.

Keeping Your Current Plan

If your client(s) company size has changed and they are now eligible for coverage as a different-sized group (small or large), they may choose to keep their current plan under guaranteed renewability rules. Your clients are not required to change your coverage. Please note that some restrictions apply if they choose to keep their current coverage and contract:

  • They may not replace an existing plan with another plan.
  • They may add a new plan or eliminate an existing plan, but not at the same time. 

Why Kaiser Permanente Is Reaching Out Now

Each year, we verify group size in advance of the next renewal date to allow time to consider options, request quotes, if applicable, make benefit decisions, and conduct an open enrollment. If the group size has changed, and your client(s) want to offer coverage as a small group instead of as a large group or vice versa, it is important that a change request in coverage at least 90 days prior to the renewal date.

If there are any questions concerning this request, please contact your account manager.

Kaiser Permanente is reaching out to small and large group clients in Georgia to verify group sizes.