NRPM: Standard Health Care Provider Identifier. 7. Participant.

05/07/1998

We would define the term “participant” as section 3(7) of ERISA currently defines it: a “participant” is any employee or former employee of an employer, or any member or former member of an employee organization, who is or may become eligible to receive a benefit of any type from an employee benefit plan that covers employees of such an employer or members of such organizations, or whose beneficiaries may be eligible to receive any such benefits. An “employee” would include an individual who is treated as an employee under section 401(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 401(c)(1)).