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Title 2 . Administration
Chapter 39 . Public Information
Section 350. Changes in major medical insurance coverage

2 AAC 39.350. Changes in major medical insurance coverage

(a) A new law benefit recipient may discontinue major medical insurance coverage at any time for a recipient's covered dependent. Once coverage has been discontinued it may be reelected only in accordance with (c) of this section or during an open enrollment period.

(b) An alternate payee may discontinue dependent children coverage at any time. Once coverage has been discontinued, it cannot be reelected.

(c) A new law benefit recipient may add coverage for the recipient's eligible dependents only when a change has occurred in the recipient's family structure. A change in family structure occurs at the marriage of a recipient or at the birth or adoption of a first child. Application for the additional coverage must be made within 120 days after the change in the recipient's family structure occurs.

(d) An application for a change in coverage under this section must be submitted in writing and is subject to verification by the administrator. A change in coverage based on an application that is postmarked or received on or before the 15th day of a month will be effective on the first day of the next calendar month. A change in coverage based on an application that is postmarked or received after the 15th day of a month will be effective no later than the first day of the second month after the date of postmark or receipt of the application. Retroactive premiums will be deducted as necessary.

History: Eff. 2/1/93, Register 125

Authority: AS 14.25.168

AS 14.25.170

AS 22.25.027

AS 22.25.090

AS 39.30.090

AS 39.35.535


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