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NALC Health Benefit Plan

Extra Information

About NALC HBP: NALC Health Benefit Plan (HBP) offers excellent benefits with affordable premiums to their members. It is Union Owned, Union Operated, Not-for-profit Plan. The Plan’s mission is to provide their members accessibility to quality medical care while maintains a comprehensive benefit packages. NALC is started on 1950.

About IRS – ACA – AIR: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns and transmittal’s are electronically filed through the ACA Information Return system, also known as AIR. Under ACA, all insurance companies, self-insured companies, and large businesses and businesses that provide health insurance to their employees must submit information returns to the IRS reporting on individual’s health insurance coverage.

How we helped to NALC HBP: We have developed a software to create electronically filing ACA Information Returns for transmitting to the IRS. This software helps to for creating “Form 1094-B, Transmittal of Health Coverage Information Returns” & “Form 1095-B, Health Coverage” electronic files and transmit via Application to Application (A2A) Channel. IRS Introduced electronic filing system from 2015. Our software helps to transmit new data, resubmissions as corrections.

Complexity of Software:

  •  The data is exchanged in SOAP messages using the Web Application request-response model.
  •  Transport mechanism over an HTTPS connection.
  •  Need to include Digital Certificate.
  •  Need to include Digitally Signed hash of certain message structures in the WS-Security Header of the SOAP Message
  •  Invoke the appropriate URL for the Web Service endpoint that exposes by Services.
  •  Transmit a SOAP Message in a SOAP Envelope that consists of the SOAP Header, and the SOAP Body.
  •  The SOAP Body consists of Forms 1094/1095-B data in an uncompressed native XML file that is attached to the SOAP Message as an MTOM encoded attachment.

 Technology used:

  • Microsoft .NET
  • AS400 DB2 and also it other databases.