National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy, 75138 [2016-26098]

Download as PDF 75138 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 209 / Friday, October 28, 2016 / Notices Dated: October 24, 2016. James Macrae, Acting Administrator. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration [FR Doc. 2016–26098 Filed 10–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy The Health Resources and Services Administration 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 amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary, is effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court), and will be published periodically in a notice in the Federal Register. 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 2016, MEPS–IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the annual 2015 average total single premium per enrolled employee at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure published was $5,963. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine the cost per month of $496.92. The $496.92 is increased or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/HRET Employer Health Benefits Survey, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase from 2015 to 2016 was 2.9 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy for a 12-month period is $511.33. Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $511.33 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 October 24, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notice Assistant Secretary for Administration, Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of deletion of multiple systems of records. AGENCY: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is deleting eighteen (18) systems of records established pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), because HHS has determined that they duplicate other systems of records or are obsolete. DATES: Effective Dates: The deletions are effective upon publication. ADDRESSES: The public should address written comments to: Director for Workforce Management and Vitality, Office of Human Resources, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Suite 801, Washington, DC 20201. Comments will be available for public viewing at the same location. To review comments in person, please contact the Director for Workforce Management and Vitality. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director for Workforce Management and Vitality, Office of Human Resources, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Suite 801, Washington, DC 20201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. The Eighteen (18) Deleted Systems of Records The agency is deleting the following eighteen systems of records for the reasons indicated: A. Duplicative of OPM/GOV’T–1: 1. 09–90–0018 Personnel Records in Operating Offices B. Duplicative of OPM/GOV’T–1 with respect to civilian personnel, and duplicative of 09–40–0001 with respect to Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps personnel: 2. 09–90–0012 Executive Development Records 3. 09–90–0016 HHS Motor Vehicle Operator Records PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. 09–90–0019 Special Employment Program Records 5. 09–90–0021 Training Management Information System 6. 09–90–0022 Volunteer EEO Support Personnel Records 7. 09–90–0028 Biographies and Photographs of HHS Officials 8. 09–90–0036 Employee Suggestion Program Records 9. 09–90–0200 Child Care Subsidy Program Records C. Duplicative of the SORN(s) indicated: 10. 09–15–0004 Federal Employees Occupational Health Data System (duplicates OPM/GOVT–10, 09–40– 0002, and 09–40–0005) 11. 09–40–0013 PSC Parking Program, PSC Transhare Program Records, PSC Security Services, and PSC Employee and Contractors Identification Badge Issuances (duplicates OPM/GOV’T–1, 09–40– 0001, and 09–90–0777 as to parking; duplicates OPM/GOV’T–1 and 09–40–0001 as to Transhare; duplicates 09–90–0777 as to security and badging) 12. 09–90–0006 Applicants for Employment Records (duplicates OPM/GOVT–5) 13. 09–90–0011 Employee Appraisal Program Records (duplicates OPM/ GOVT–2) 14. 09–90–0013 Federal Employees Occupational Health Program Records (duplicates OPM/GOVT– 10, 09–40–0002, and 09–40–0005) 15. 09–90–0023 Departmental Parking Control Policy and Records System (duplicates OPM/GOV’T–1, 09–40–0001, and 09–90–0777) D. Obsolete; the systems no longer exist, and all records have been destroyed: 16. 09–90–0075 MBTA Prepaid Pass Program Participants (an obsolete transit subsidy system) 17. 09–90–0095 Management Information System Efficiency Reporter (MISER) (there is no longer any record of this system apart from System of Records Notices published from January 19, 1982 (47 FR 2791) to November 9, 1994 (59 FR 55845) 18. 09–90–1101 Optional Form 55 Cards Issuance Log (an obsolete access control system) II. The Privacy Act The Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) governs the means by which the U.S. Government collects, maintains, and uses information about individuals in a system of records. A ‘‘system of records’’ is a group of any records under the control of a Federal agency from which information about an individual E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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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 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 amount of the average cost of a health 
insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary, is effective upon its 
delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims 
(the Court), and will be published periodically in a notice in the 
Federal Register. 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 2016, MEPS-IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the 
annual 2015 average total single premium per enrolled employee at 
private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure 
published was $5,963. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine 
the cost per month of $496.92. The $496.92 is increased or decreased by 
the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF/HRET Employer 
Health Benefits Survey, available at www.kff.org. The percentage 
increase from 2015 to 2016 was 2.9 percent. By adding this percentage 
increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance 
policy for a 12-month period is $511.33.
    Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of 
a health insurance policy under the VICP is $511.33 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 October 24, 2016.

    Dated: October 24, 2016.
James Macrae,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-26098 Filed 10-27-16; 8:45 am]
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