When standards collide: The race for adoption

By Michael Volpe

“The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.”  Rear Admiral (Ret) Grace Hopper

In our recent blog “Building a digital enrollment ecosystem,” we discussed the workgroup formed by LIMRA to address non-healthcare related employee benefits data. Health enrollment data has been standardized by federal law to use the HIPAA 834 enrollment specification format; however, no such standards exist for data from other employee and ancillary benefits (e.g. life, disability, critical illness, etc.).

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