National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy, 956 [2013-00027]

Download as PDF 956 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 4 / Monday, January 7, 2013 / Notices similar interests may be requested to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. No audiovisual presentations are permitted. Contact Person: Anyone interested in obtaining other relevant information should contact Patrick Stephens, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18A–19, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone: 301– 443–1080; email: pstephens@hrsa.gov. More information on the Advisory Committee is available at http:// www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/ mchbadvisory/heritabledisorders. Dated: December 28, 2012. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–00028 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] Dated: December 26, 2012. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P [FR Doc. 2013–00027 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Health Resources and Services Administration wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Section 100.2 of the VICP’s implementing regulation (42 CFR Part 100) states that the revised amounts of an average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary, are to be published periodically in a notice in the Federal Register and filed with the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court). This figure is calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyInsurance Component (MEPS–IC) data available as the baseline for the average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust (KFF/ HRET) Employer Health Benefits survey or other authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate. In 2012, MEPS–IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the annual 2011 average total single premium per enrolled employee at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The annual figure published was $5,222. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Jan 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 the cost per month of $435.17. The $435.17 shall be increased or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/HRET, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase was published at 3 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy for a 12 month period is $448.23. Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $448.23 per month. In accordance with § 100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the Court. Such notice was delivered to the Court on November 30, 2012. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (60 FR 56605, as amended November 6, 1995; as last amended at 77 FR 65694–65698 dated October 30, 2012). This notice reflects organizational changes to the Health Resources and Services Administration. This notice updates the functional statements for the Office of Management (RB4) and Office of Information Technology (RB5). Specifically, this notice: (1) Transfers the records management function from the Office of Management (RB4) to the Office of Information Technology (RB5); (2) updates the functional statement for the Office of Management (RB4) and the Office of the Director and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology; and (3) establishes the Division of Information Technology (IT) Security and Records Management (RBR) within the Office of Information Technology (RB5). Chapter RB4—Office of Management Section RB4–20, Functions (1) Delete the functional statement for the Office of Management (RB4) and replace in its entirety. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Management (RB4) Provides HRSA-wide leadership, program direction, and coordination of all phases of administrative management. Specifically, the Office of Management: (1) Provides management expertise, staff advice, and support to the Administrator in program and policy formulation and execution; (2) provides administrative management services including human resources, property management, space planning, safety, physical security, and general administrative services; (3) conducts HRSA-wide workforce analysis studies and surveys; (4) plans, directs, and coordinates HRSA’s activities in the areas of human resources management, including labor relations, personnel security, and performance; (5) coordinates the development of administrative policies and regulations; (6) oversees the development of annual operating objectives and coordinates HRSA work planning and appraisals; (7) directs and coordinates HRSA’s organizations, functions, and delegations of authority programs; (8) administers the Agency’s Executive Secretariat and committee management functions; (9) provides staff support to the Agency Chief Travel Official; (10) provides staff support to the Deputy Ethics Counselor; and (11) directs, coordinates, and conducts workforce development activities for HRSA. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 4 (Monday, January 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 956]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-00027]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of 
the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is 
publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health 
insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury 
Compensation Program (VICP).
    Section 100.2 of the VICP's implementing regulation (42 CFR Part 
100) states that the revised amounts of an average cost of a health 
insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary, are to be published 
periodically in a notice in the Federal Register and filed with the 
United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court). This figure is 
calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-
Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) data available as the baseline for the 
average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is 
adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the 
most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and 
Educational Trust (KFF/HRET) Employer Health Benefits survey or other 
authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate.
    In 2012, MEPS-IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the 
annual 2011 average total single premium per enrolled employee at 
private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The annual 
figure published was $5,222. This figure is divided by 12 months to 
determine the cost per month of $435.17. The $435.17 shall be increased 
or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/
HRET, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase was published 
at 3 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the calculated 
average monthly cost of a health insurance policy for a 12 month period 
is $448.23.
    Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of 
a health insurance policy under the VICP is $448.23 per month. In 
accordance with Sec.  100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its 
delivery by the Secretary to the Court. Such notice was delivered to 
the Court on November 30, 2012.

    Dated: December 26, 2012.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-00027 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]
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