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covering 53 million individuals. In addition, based on data from the March 1996 Current

Population Survey and other sources, Price Waterhouse estimated that there are approximately

30,000 self-insured nonfederal governmental plans covering 18 million individuals.16

NMHPA will also affect insured ERISA plans, insured church plans, insured nonfederal

governmental plans, and issuers in the individual market in States that do not have a law meeting

one or more of the criteria specified in NMHPA. For purposes of this review of the Effect of the

Statute, the Departments performed a preliminary review of State laws as of July 1, 1998. As a

result of this review, it is estimated that the federal NMHPA requirements will apply to health

insurance coverage in 18 States.17 These States are as follows: Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho,

Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Puerto Rico, the

Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Wake Island, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the

Canal Zone (i.e., the areas and installations in the Republic of Panama made available to the

United States pursuant to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 and related agreements, until

December 31, 1999).

Based on data from the March 1996 Current Population Survey and other sources, Price

Waterhouse estimated that there are approximately 2.5 million insured ERISA plans, 145,000

16 Sponsors of self-insured nonfederal governmental plans can elect to have their plans exempted from most of the requirements of Title XXVII of the PHS Act, including the NMHPA requirements, with respect to self-insured benefits. To date, fewer than 600 sponsors have elected to have their plans exempted in whole or in part, and at least some of these plans have chosen to be exempt from NMHPA. This means the number of self-insured nonfederal governmental plans affected by NMHPA will be less than the 30,000 plans cited above.

17 The federal NMHPA provisions appear to apply in these 18 States because either the State has not enacted any law that meets the NMHPA criteria or the State has incorporated the federal NMHPA requirements by reference.

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