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09/11/2017

Revised Medicaid/CHIP Premium Assistance Notice (article)


Employers sponsoring health plans are obligated to annually provide a premium assistance notice to their workforce.  This notification can be accomplished by using a model notice provided by the DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA). The model Medicaid/CHIP notice has been revised and is current as of August 10, 2017.  Following are the changes to the revised notice, as compared to the January 31, 2017 version:

  • In Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the phone numbers for the relevant agencies have changed;
  • Both the website address and phone number for the Medicaid agency in Nebraska have changed; and
  • The Medicaid website address has changed in West Virginia.

And finally, EBSA’s website address that appears at the end of the model notice has been updated.

 

The notice explaining the right to premium assistance must be provided to employees residing in the below-listed states at least once annually, without regard to where the employer is located, or where the health plan is sitused: 

 

States with Premium Assistance

Alabama

Minnesota

Pennsylvania

Alaska

Missouri

Rhode Island

Arkansas

Montana

South Carolina

Colorado

Nebraska

South Dakota

Florida

Nevada

Texas

Georgia

New Hampshire

Utah

Indiana

New Jersey

Vermont

Iowa

New York

Virginia

Kansas

North Carolina

Washington

Kentucky

North Dakota

West Virginia

Louisiana

Oklahoma

Wisconsin

Maine

Oregon

Wyoming

Massachusetts

 

 

 

The revised Medicaid/CHIP notice is available for viewing and/or downloading from the DOL’s website, in both English (pdf or word) and Spanish (pdf or word),



The information contained in this article is provided as general guidance and may be affected by changes in law or regulation. This article is not intended to replace or substitute for accounting or other professional advice. Please consult a CBIZ professional. This information is provided as-is with no warranties of any kind. CBIZ shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever in connection with its use and assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.  
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