SCHIP to Offer Two New Enrollment Opportunities
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was recently extended for four and a half more years. As part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 there are two new special enrollment opportunities that affect small group coverage.
A 60-day enrollment period will be allowed if:
A) A member or dependent becomes eligible for premium assistance under a state Medicaid or SCHIP plan; or
A) A member or dependent’s coverage under Medicaid or the SCHIP is terminated due to loss of eligibility.
The new enrollment rules begin for group plans that began after April 1, 2009. Check with your HR manager or group insurance agent if these rules apply to you.