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Updated Model CHIP Notice Now Available for Employers

Feb 12, 2016

HR360, Inc.
February 5, 2016​

Model Notice Informs Employees of Eligibility for Premium Assistance Under Medicaid or CHIP

An updated model notice for employers to provide information on eligibility for premium assistance under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now available for download.

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.

The employer CHIP notice must be provided 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:

The updated model notice includes information on how employees can contact their state for additional information and how to apply for premium assistance, with information current as of January 31, 2016.

Our section on CHIPRA (the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act) contains additional information on employer responsibilities related to the state Children's Health Insurance Program.

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