HCTC: Health Plan Administrators (HPAs) - How to Enroll
Individuals can only receive the monthly HCTC if their health plan is enrolled to receive monthly payments from the HCTC Program. Please review the HPA Operations Guide for full instructions to help you complete these steps.
1) Sign up for an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Complete and submit the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form and the General Registration Information (GRI) Form. These forms are available from your HCTC HPA Analyst and are also included in the appendix of the HPA Operations Guide. The HCTC Program uses the ACH Form to establish EFTs and the GRI Form to collect information not otherwise captured in the ACH Form.
2) Provide sample invoice
The HCTC Program uses key data from HPA invoices to ensure that HPAs are properly paid and payments are applied to HCTC participant accounts. As part of the enrollment process, we ask HPAs to provide examples of all participant invoices and to highlight the key data on those invoices. See the HPA Operations Guide for the key data to highlight on sample invoices.
3) Sign up for the Internet Payment Platform (IPP)
The US Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) makes payment remittance information available to HPAs via the internet. This web-based information service is called the Internet Payment Platform (IPP). If you previously registered under PAID, your data has been transferred to the IPP and you do not have to do anything further. The IPP is a secure web-based, payment information system provided free of charge by the FMS. We encourage you to take advantage of this free service and sign up for quick and easy access to your HCTC payment information online.
To sign up for IPP, please call (866) 973-3131. For more information about IPP, visit the IPP website.