Independence Blue Cross (Independence) is required to collect information from group customers with 300 or fewer employees regarding their employer size to ensure proper coordination of benefits and reporting under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) laws.

This information is used by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine whether Independence or Medicare is the primary payer of claims for Medicare-eligible employees.

We are mailing MSP notification letters this week to customers directing them to our MSP group size webpage, where they will find additional information on MSP and can complete a required survey. The survey must be completed by December 31. Customers will need their CID number (provided on the letter) for the survey. Contact your Total Benefit Solutions, Inc health insurance specialists at (215)355-2121 if you have any questions or concerns.