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1-50: Updated Information on Waiting Periods
Sep 24, 2014
Pursuant to SB 1034 (2014), Anthem will not impose a waiting period. Groups are responsible for providing Anthem accurate member eligibility dates, taking into account any group imposed waiting period. In accordance with SB 1034, groups are responsible for ensuring that any group imposed waiting period is consistent with Section 2708 of the federal Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 300gg-7).
The following are the waiting period options:
First of the month following date of hire.
First of the month following one month from date of hire.
First of the month following two months from the date of hire, not to exceed 90 days*.
Your clients have the option to waive the waiting period for all new hires at the initial group enrollment only.
Your group’s waiting period is applied to all employees in the group, with no exceptions for any eligible employee.
If you have any questions, please contact
a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.
*If it exceeds 90 days, the effective date will be first of the month following one month from the date of hire.