It may be used for any of the following functions relative to health plans:
- New membership;
- Changes in the membership of a member;
- Membership renewal;
- Membership cancellation.
The information is typically sent by the employer to the organization in charge of the payments of insurance claims, the insurance company, or directly by the beneficiary.
A typical 834 document should contain the following information:
- The name of the member;
- The member's plan;
- The information on the eligibility of the participant;
- The product or service identification.