Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project, 47607 [2017-22089]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations and individuals. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,250. Estimated Time per Respondent: 12 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: October 4, 2017. L. Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–22087 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–125592–10] RIN 1545–BJ63 Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning the Interim Final Rules, Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External review Disclosures. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 11, 2017 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke,or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Disclosures. OMB Number: 1545–2182. Regulation Project Number: REG– 125592–10 (TD 9494). Abstract: Section 2719 of the Public Health Service Act, incorporated into Code section 9815 by section 1563(f) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111–148, requires group health plans and issuers of group health insurance coverage, in connection with internal appeals of claims denials, to provide claimants free of charge with any evidence relied upon in deciding the appeal that was not relied on in making the initial denial of the claim. This is a third party disclosure requirement. Individuals appealing a denial of a claim should be able to respond to any new evidence the plan or issuer relies on in the appeal, and this disclosure requirement is essential so that the claimant knows of the new evidence. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 350 Hours. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47607 The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: October 4, 2017. L. Brimmer, Senior Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2017–22089 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

[REG-125592-10]
RIN 1545-BJ63


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting 
comments concerning the Interim Final Rules, Affordable Care Act 
Internal Claims and Appeals and External review Disclosures.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 11, 
2017 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to L. Brimmer, Internal Revenue 
Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224.
    Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations 
should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke,or at Internal Revenue Service, 
Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington DC 20224, or 
through the internet, at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External 
Review Disclosures.
    OMB Number: 1545-2182.
    Regulation Project Number: REG-125592-10 (TD 9494).
    Abstract: Section 2719 of the Public Health Service Act, 
incorporated into Code section 9815 by section 1563(f) of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, requires group 
health plans and issuers of group health insurance coverage, in 
connection with internal appeals of claims denials, to provide 
claimants free of charge with any evidence relied upon in deciding the 
appeal that was not relied on in making the initial denial of the 
claim. This is a third party disclosure requirement. Individuals 
appealing a denial of a claim should be able to respond to any new 
evidence the plan or issuer relies on in the appeal, and this 
disclosure requirement is essential so that the claimant knows of the 
new evidence.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 350 Hours.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid OMB control number.
    Books or records relating to a collection of information must be 
retained as long as their contents may become material in the 
administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and 
tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited 
on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Approved: October 4, 2017.
L. Brimmer,
Senior Tax Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2017-22089 Filed 10-11-17; 8:45 am]
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