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This variable is contained in the following files: Plan Characteristics File
SAS Name

This variable is the standard 5-digit Social Security Administration (SSA) state and county code in which the plan benefit package (segment) provides coverage.


The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by plan sponsors to CMS’s Health Plan Management System (HPMS).

A listing of the SSA state and county codes can be found on the US Census website; also CMS has core-based statistical area (CBSA) crosswalk files available on their website, which include state and county SSA codes.

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)