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§ 6532. Employer Payment of Premiums.

10 CA ADC § 6532BARCLAYS 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 § 6532
§ 6532. Employer Payment of Premiums.
(a) Upon completion of the initial employee open enrollment period by all of the qualified employees of a qualified employer, the SHOP will send an invoice to the qualified employer for the total premium amount due for all of that qualified employer's qualified employees.
(1) A qualified employer's first premium payment shall be paid in full and must be delivered to the SHOP or postmarked by the due date indicated on the invoice, for effectuation to occur on the date requested on the employer's application.
(2) If a qualified employer's first payment does not meet the requirements in subdivision (a)(1), the SHOP will cancel the application of that qualified employer and the applications of that employer's qualified employees.
(b) Once coverage is effective, the SHOP will send invoices to qualified employers on the 15th of each month, or the following business day if the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, for health coverage and dental coverage for the following month.
(1) A qualified employer's monthly premium payment must be delivered to the SHOP or postmarked by the last day of the invoicing month.
(2) After the first invoice, the qualified employer must make a monthly premium payment of the total balance due, by the due date on the invoice.
(c) If a qualified employer makes a payment for less than the full amount due, the payment will be allocated by the total percentage paid across all amounts due for health coverage and dental coverage, if any.
(d) In any month after a qualified employer has paid its initial month's premium, if a qualified employer does not pay its premium pursuant to subdivision (b) of this section, the SHOP will, on the day following the due date of the invoice, mail a notice of delinquency to the qualified employer that shows the past due balance, informs the qualified employer of the applicable grace period pursuant to Section 10273.4(a)(1) of the California Insurance Code and Section 1365(a)(1) of the California Health and Safety Code, states the effective date of termination if payment is not received during the grace period, provides instructions for making the premium payment necessary in order to maintain coverage in force, and provides notice of the qualified employer's right to request review of the cancelation by the applicable regulator.
(e) If a qualified employer makes a premium payment that is returned for any reason, the SHOP shall apply a $25.00 insufficient funds fee. If a qualified employer makes a second premium payment that is returned unpaid for any reason within six months of the prior returned payment, the qualified employer shall submit premium payment and the insufficient funds fee for returned payment in the form of a cashier's check or money order. This requirement to make monthly premium payments in the form of a cashier's check or money order shall continue for a period of 12 months beginning with the first of the month following the last paid-through date. If premium payment is not submitted in one of these two forms, the qualified employer group may be subject to termination for non-payment of premium as described in Section 6538(c)(2). If payment is returned for insufficient funds, it will be considered non-payment for the invoiced month of coverage and triggers the 30 day Grace Period.
(f) If a qualified employer has been terminated pursuant to Section 6538(a), then the group may request to be reinstated in the same coverage in which it was last enrolled within 30 days after the effective date of termination. Past due premiums, if any, must be paid before a group may be reinstated without a lapse in coverage.
(g) A qualified employer terminated due to non-payment of premium in Section 6538(c) may request to be reinstated in the same coverage in which it was last enrolled within 30 days after the effective date of termination. Past due premiums, if any, must be paid before a group may be reinstated without a lapse in coverage.
(h) A qualified employer may not reinstate coverage 31 or more days following the effective date of termination and may only reinstate once during the 12-month period beginning at the time of their original effective date or from their most recent renewal date, whichever is more recent. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
(i) Terminated groups seeking to reapply for coverage 31 or more days following the effective date of termination shall be considered a new group with an effective date consistent with the provisions of this Section and Section 6520 (a)(13).
(j) Collections for delinquent accounts payable will be performed as per State Accounting Manual (SAM) section 8776.6 (non-employee accounts receivable).
Note: Authority cited: Section 100504, Government Code. Reference: Sections 100502 and 100503, Government Code; and 45 CFR Sections 155.705, 155.720 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, 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 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.
10. Certificate of Compliance as to 4-20-2018 order, including amendment of Note, transmitted to OAL 8-3-2018 and filed 9-17-2018 (Register 2018, No. 38).
11. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 11-7-2019 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6)(A); operative 1-1-2020 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(d) (Register 2019, No. 45). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-31-2024 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6)(A) or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
12. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (b), (b)(2)-(c) and (e) 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 § 6532, 10 CA ADC § 6532
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