Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Now Accepting Applications

The offical Early Retiree Reinsurance Program application is now available on the HHS website. Employers can apply immediately to qualify for reimbursement of some early retiree medical expenses. HHS will process applications in the order received and reject any incomplete ones. Sponsors must use the final PDF version of the application and mail completed hard copies with any attachments to the address shown on page 2 of the application. HHS has posted new FAQs with key information for completing the application. An agency spokesman cautions that checking the FAQs before applying may be wise. The spokesman also indicates that HHS prefers applications mailed through the US Postal Service rather than a private delivery service.

Full text of application (HHS, 29 Jun 2010)

Full text of application instructions (HHS, 29 Jun 2010)http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/Documents/application_instructions.pdf

Full text of application submission do’s and don’ts (HHS, 29 Jun 2010) http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/Documents/errp_dos_donts.pdf

Full text of FAQs (HHS, 28 Jun 2010)

Full text of press release (HHS, 29 Jun 2010) http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/06/20100629a.html