On Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, a final letter was mailed to Starmark® employers with missing dependent social security numbers (SSNs) on record. A copy of the letter was also sent to the broker. It is the employer’s responsibility to collect missing SSNs. A date of birth may be used on the filed form if three attempts have been made to collect the missing SSNs. We recommend that the employers keep records of these attempts.
If the employer has any covered dependents with missing SSNs, they can log in to the Starmark website and update the information under Manage My Group > Dependent SSN Update. This will help to ensure that the January 2016 report available in the Document Center will be as complete as possible.
As part of the Affordable Care Act 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements, employers that offer health coverage through an employer-sponsored self-insured health plan are required to file the appropriate forms with the IRS in 2016. Employers should consult a professional benefit adviser or legal counsel regarding how the law may impact their business and specific self-funded benefit plan. Information is also available at www.irs.gov/Affordable_Care_Act and the Trustmark & Healthcare Reform blog and the Starmark Healthcare Reform Toolkit.
View the letter here.