Notice to all Electing Providers/TPAs/Payors regarding Mandatory E-Certification as of July 1, 2012

May 18, 2012

Dear Providers/TPAs/Payors:

Re: Mandatory E-Certification for all active Providers/TPAs/Payors

Beginning July 1, 2012, all reports submitted through the Office of Pool Administration´s website will be required to be electronically certified (e-certified).

Recent changes to Public Health Law section 2807-j(7)(a)(i) provide " that all such electronic submissions submitted on and after July first, two thousand twelve shall be verified with an electronic signature as prescribed by the commissioner." Therefore, hard copy certifications will no longer be accepted after June 30, 2012.

If you are not authorized to certify to the validity of the report, you can still complete the submission through to the "Payment and Reconciliation Summary" page. On this page there is an option to "Save and Exit". Upon the save, a confirmation number will be generated. This confirmation number can then be used by an authorized person to retrieve the report for e-certification and completion.

This option is not automatic or mandated by the website. The "Save and Exit" feature is an option that may be used if your organization needs to have multiple persons complete the reporting process.

Should you have any questions concerning the above, please contact the Electronic Help Desk at (315) 671-3800 or by email at


Roland J. Guilz
Bureau of HCRA Operations & Financial Analysis
Office of Health Insurance Programs