[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 99 (Monday, May 23, 2011)]
[Pages 29804-29805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12531]



Submission for OMB Emergency Review: Request for Information for 
Multi-State Plans

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Emergency Clearance Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted a request to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency clearance and 
review for the Request for Information, Multi-State Plans. As required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106). The 
Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments 
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.

DATES: Comments on this proposal for emergency review should be 
received within June 2, 2011. We are requesting OMB to take action 
within 10 calendar days from the close of this Federal Register Notice 
on the request for emergency review. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.13.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 

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Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of 
Personnel Management or sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148 and Pub. L. 111-152, collectively referred 
to as the Affordable Care Act or the Act), creates State-based Health 
Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges) and Small Business Health Options 
Program (SHOP) Exchanges as marketplaces for individuals and small 
groups to purchase health insurance. These Exchanges will offer 
qualified health insurance plans to eligible individuals and small 
    Section 1334 of the Affordable Care Act directs the United States 
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to contract with health insurance 
issuers to offer multi-State qualified health plans through Exchanges. 
The OPM will contract with at least two multi-State qualified health 
plans (Multi-State Plans) that will offer health insurance coverage for 
purchase to individuals and small employers through Exchanges beginning 
in 2014. (``State'' refers to the 50 States and the District of 
    The OPM is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to gather 
information related to our requirement to contract with health 
insurance issuers under section 1334 of the Affordable Care Act. The 
goal of the RFI is to better understand potential offerors' interests 
and capabilities. The RFI poses specific questions to aid us in the 
development of our procurement documents.
    Agency: Office of Personnel Management.
    Title: Request for Information, Multi-State Plans.
    OMB Number: 3206-NEW.
    Frequency: Once.
    Affected Public: Potential Multi-State Plan issuer offerors, 
private sector.
    Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 3 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 120 hours.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
[FR Doc. 2011-12531 Filed 5-20-11; 8:45 am]