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§ 6526. Qualified Employer Election of Coverage Periods.

10 CA ADC § 6526BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 10. Investment
Chapter 12. California Health Benefit Exchange
Article 6. Application, Eligibility, and Enrollment in the Shop Exchange
10 CCR § 6526
§ 6526. Qualified Employer Election of Coverage Periods.
(a) Subject to subdivision (b) of this section, a qualified employer who is not already participating in the SHOP may elect to offer health coverage or dental coverage through the SHOP for its eligible employees at any time during the calendar year by submitting the information required in Section 6520.
(b) If a qualified employer fails to meet the minimum participation or the group contribution requirements in Section 6522(a)(4) and (5) or Section 6522(h)(3), but satisfies the remaining eligibility criteria in Section 6522, the qualified employer may only elect to offer health coverage of dental coverage through SHOP for its eligible employees in an annual enrollment period from November 15 through December 15 of each year.
(c) A qualified employer's plan year is a 12-month period beginning on the coverage effective date for its qualified employees as described in Section 6536. All qualified employees of a qualified employer will have the same plan year as their qualified employer.
(d) A qualified employer may only change its offer of health coverage or dental coverage, including making changes to the reference plan, to its qualified employees, as described in Section 6520(a)(12), during the qualified employer's annual election period. The qualified employer's annual election period is at least 20 days, beginning on the day the SHOP sends written notice of the annual employer election period, which the SHOP must send at least 60 days prior to the completion of the employer's plan year.
(e) If a qualified employer's reference plan is no longer available at renewal, a qualified employer must select a new reference plan during the employer's annual election period.
(f) If the qualified employer's reference plan is no longer available at renewal and the qualified employer does not select a new reference plan prior to renewal quote creation, a default alternative reference plan will be auto-selected for the group.
(1) An auto-selected reference plan will be the lowest cost plan in qualified employer's selected metal tier.
(2) The contribution rate applied to the new reference plan will remain as the previous employer contribution rate selected.
Note: Authority cited: Section 100504, Government Code. Reference: Sections 100502 and 100503, Government Code; and 45 CFR Sections 147.104, 155.705, 155.720, 155.725 and 156.285.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 9-30-2013 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 9-30-2013 (Register 2013, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-1-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 4-1-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-30-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section refiled 6-30-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504, subdivision (a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 6-30-2014 (Register 2014, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. New section, including amendment of subsections (b) and (d) and repealer of subsection (e), refiled 10-2-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504, subdivision (a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 10-2-2014 (Register 2014, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Editorial correction of History 3 and History 4 (Register 2014, No. 45).
6. Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18) modified Government Code section 100504(a)(6) to change the date upon which a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL. Pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 or the language in the emergency order of 10-2-2014 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day (Register 2015, No. 38).
7. Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30) modified Government Code section 100504(a)(6) to extend the date upon which a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL. Refiling of 10-2-2014 order on 9-30-2016 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 9-30-2016 (Register 2016, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
8. Refiling of 9-30-2016 order, including further amendment of section, filed 4-20-2018 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c.30); operative 4-20-2018 (Register 2018, No. 16). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Certificate of Compliance as to 4-20-2018 order, including amendment of subsections (a)-(b) and (d) and amendment of Note, transmitted to OAL 8-3-2018 and filed 9-17-2018; amendments effective 9-17-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 38).
10. Amendment of subsections (a)-(b) and (d) filed 9-7-2021 as an emergency; operative 9-7-2021 (Register 2021, No. 37). Pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6)(A), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-7-2026 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
This database is current through 11/12/21 Register 2021, No. 46
10 CCR § 6526, 10 CA ADC § 6526
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