The Vermont Department of Taxes is responsible for administering the Health Care Claims Tax (32 V.S.A. § 10402). The tax is imposed on every health insurer in an amount equal to 0.999 of one percent of all health insurance claims paid by the insurer for its Vermont members in the previous fiscal year ending June 30. The tax applies to all health care and dental claims that are not financed through a federal program.
Under Vermont laws and regulations, health insurers providing services to Vermont residents are required to register on an annual basis, by December 31st, with the State of Vermont. This requirement pertains to comprehensive major medical health benefit plans that may be insured or self-insured, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Parts C and D. The instructions will guide registrants to the on-line registration form hosted by the State’s contractor Onpoint Health Data.