New Special Enrollment Events are Available
This is to notify you of a change to the eligibility provisions of your group health plan due to a change in federal law. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIP) adds two new events allowing mid-year enrollment under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Special Enrollment rights.
Effective immediately you and/or your eligible dependent(s) will be permitted to enroll mid-year if you and/or your dependent(s): (a) experience a termination of CHIP or Medicaid coverage due to a loss of eligibility; or (b) become eligible for group health plan premium assistance under a state CHIP or Medicaid program. You and any dependents for whom you are requesting enrollment must otherwise be eligible under the plan.
Enrollment must be requested within 60 days after the event occurs and coverage will be effective on the first day of the first plan month following the request for enrollment.
Additional information concerning your HIPAA Special Enrollment rights can be found in your health plan documents.
If you or your dependents experience a special enrollment event, or if you have any questions about this message, please refer to the following pages pertaining to premium assistance that may be available to you.
Please read the Employee Benefits Plan and Summary Plan Description document online ONLY and refrain from printing this file.
If you need a page or just a few pages printed, please print only those select pages or please visit human resources where you can view the entire printed document.
If you have any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or the human resources department.
Information provided in these notifications are in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
These notifications are available for review electronically or you can request a hard copy .
Sellers Bros. Inc. has made a decision to maintain their Grandfathered status for their current health plan, the proper disclosure documents are provided in these notifications.