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Download as PDF 402 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2014 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents RSR component Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Grantee Report: Part A ............................................................................ Part B ............................................................................ Part C ............................................................................ Part D ............................................................................ 52 51 351 115 1 1 1 1 52 51 351 115 2.04 2.52 0.32 0.33 106 129 122 38 Subtotal .................................................................. 569 ........................ ........................ ........................ 395 Service Provider Report ....................................................... * 2,025 1 * 2,025 2.30 4,658 Subtotal ......................................................................... Service Providers requiring revisions/updates to CLD collection systems ................................................................. 2,025 ........................ ........................ ........................ 4,658 1,012 1 1,012 60 60,720 The response burden for service providers is estimated as: Subtotal ......................................................................... Client Report (client-level data): • Providers without electronic data systems ............... • Providers with electronic data systems .................... 1,012 ........................ 1,012 ........................ 60,720 37 1,804 1 1 37 1,804 106.25 3.75 3,931 6,765 Subtotal .................................................................. ** 1,841 ........................ ** 1,841 ........................ 10,696 TOTAL ............................................................ 5,447 1 5,447 14.04 76,469 * All providers, including providers of administrative support services and direct client services. ** Providers of direct client services only. HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Dated: December 26, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–31472 Filed 1–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jan 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 2013, MEPS–IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the annual 2012 average total single premium per enrolled employee at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure published was $5,384. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine the cost per month of $448.67. The $448.67 shall be increased or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/HRET, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase from 2012 to 2013, was published at 5 percent. By adding this percentage PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy is $471.10 for 2013. Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $471.10 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 21, 2013. Dated: December 26, 2013. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. 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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 2013, MEPS-IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the 
annual 2012 average total single premium per enrolled employee at 
private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure 
published was $5,384. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine 
the cost per month of $448.67. The $448.67 shall be increased or 
decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/
HRET, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase from 2012 to 
2013, was published at 5 percent. By adding this percentage increase, 
the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy is 
$471.10 for 2013.
    Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of 
a health insurance policy under the VICP is $471.10 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 21, 2013.

    Dated: December 26, 2013.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.
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