Approximately 47 minutes into his 75-minute talk on the Affordable Care Act, Mark Nielsen found himself saying something for the third or fourth time – repetitive enough that he felt the need to draw attention to it: “We don’t know how much information the Department of Health and Human Services will want.” Speaking at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Washington legislative update on Monday, Nielsen acknowledged how easy it is get frustrated by the gaps of knowledge in what HHS will require in the future.

“Bottom line is, we don’t know how much information HHS is going to be requesting on [plan participants],” Nielsen said, “but it is going to be new reporting from what happened with the plans previously that you have not had to do, so you want to be aware of that.”

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