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Why is my FEHB health plan requesting social security numbers of my family members?

Beginning in 2016, under Internal Revenue Code section 6055, all insurance providers must report coverage information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Your FEHB health plan is considered an insurance provider.  

The IRS requires the FEHB plan to provide Social Security numbers for the FEHB enrollee and their dependents. Your FEHB plan may already have your Social Security number, but may not have Social Security numbers of your family members. This information is currently being requested to comply with these requirements.

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