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With preparations for open enrollment underway, please be advised that the current version of the Employer Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice is set to expire onOctober 31, 2016.
Annual Notice Requirement
Employers that provide coverage in states with premium assistance through Medicaid or CHIP must inform employees of potential opportunities for assistance in obtaining health coverage annually before the start of each plan year. An employer may provide the notice applicable to the state in which an employee resides concurrent with the furnishing of:
- Materials notifying the employee of health plan eligibility;
- Materials provided to the employee in connection with an open season or election process conducted under the plan; or
- The summary plan description (SPD).
Current Model Notice Set to Expire on October 31
The current version of the Employer CHIP Notice is set to expire on October 31, 2016. A news alert will be sent out as soon as the new Employer CHIP Notice is available.
Our section on CHIPRA (the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act) contains additional information on employer responsibilities related to CHIP.