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§ 6528. Initial and Annual Enrollment Periods for Qualified Employees.

10 CA ADC § 6528BARCLAYS 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 § 6528
§ 6528. Initial and Annual Enrollment Periods for Qualified Employees.
(a) A qualified employee may enroll in a QHP or change his or her QHP only during the initial employee open enrollment period and annual employee open enrollment period described in this section or during a special enrollment period as described in Section 6530.
(b) Subject to subdivision (e) of this section, a qualified employee's initial employee open enrollment period begins the day his or her employer submits all of the information required in Section 6520 and the SHOP has determined that the employer is a qualified employer.
(c) Subject to subdivision (e) of this section, the annual employee open enrollment period begins the day after his or her qualified employer's annual election period has ended.
(d) The initial and annual employee open enrollment period is at least 20 days.
(e) Beginning January 1, 2014, the SHOP shall provide to qualified employers, a written annual employee open enrollment period notification for each qualified employee 60 days prior to the end of the qualified employer's plan year and after that employer's annual election period.
(f) Qualified employers may allow qualified employees to make a change to their selected QHP after the effective date of coverage during the first thirty (30) days of the new plan year, provided that the newly selected QHP is offered by the same QHP issuer.
(1) Requests to the SHOP to make changes to QHP selection received on the first through the fifteenth day of the month after the effective date shall become retroactively effective to the first day of the month, unless the employer requests an effective date of the first of the following month.
(2) Requests to the SHOP to make changes to QHP selection received on the sixteenth day of the month up to the thirtieth day of the month after the effective date shall become effective on the first day of the following month, unless an earlier effective date is requested due to exceptional circumstances and is permitted by the SHOP and QHP Issuer, as determined on a case-by-case basis.
(g) If a qualified employee does not enroll in a different QHP during his or her annual employee open enrollment period, the qualified employee will remain in the QHP selected in the previous year unless:
(1) The qualified employee terminates his or her coverage from the QHP in accordance with Section 6538(b), or
(2) The QHP is no longer available to the qualified employee.
(h) Notwithstanding subdivision (g)(2), if the qualified employee's current health plan is not available, the qualified employee shall be enrolled in a health plan offered by the same QHP Issuer at the same metal tier that is the most similar to the qualified employee's current health plan, as determined by the SHOP on a case-by-case basis.
(i) If the QHP issuer of the health plan in which the qualified employee is currently enrolled is no longer available, or if another health plan is not available from the current QHP Issuer in the same metal tier, the qualified employee may be enrolled in the lowest cost health plan offered by a different QHP Issuer in the same metal tier as the qualified employee's current health plan, as determined by the SHOP on a case-by-case basis.
(j) An employee who becomes a qualified employee outside of the initial employee open enrollment period, the annual employee open enrollment period, or a special enrollment period shall have a 30-day period to enroll in a QHP beginning on the first day the employee becomes a qualified employee.
(k) For an employer with changes to report to the initial employer application information in Section 6520(a)(3) the employer shall notify the SHOP of the updated employee counts.
Note: Authority cited: Section 100504, Government Code. Reference: Sections 100502 and 100503, Government Code; and 45 CFR Sections 147.104, 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, including amendment of subsection (c), 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. Refiling of 4-1-2014 action on 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. Refiling of 6-30-2014 order, including amendment of subsections (c), (e) and (f), on 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, on 11-28-2016 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30); operative 11-28-2016 (Register 2016, No. 49). 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. Refiling of 11-28-2016 order, including new subsection (i) and subsection relettering, on 4-17-2017 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30); operative 4-17-2017 (Register 2017, 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.
10. Refiling of 4-17-2017 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.
11. Certificate of Compliance as to 4-20-2018 order, including repealer of subsection (k), subsection relettering 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).
12. Amendment 0f subsections (f)-(f)(2) and (h)-(i) 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 § 6528, 10 CA ADC § 6528
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