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PDFWAC 182-31-160

National Medical Support Notice (NMSN).

(1) When a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) requires a subscriber to provide health plan coverage for a dependent child the following provisions apply:
(a) The subscriber may enroll their dependent child and request changes to their health plan coverage as described under (c) of this subsection. School employees submit the required forms to their school employees benefits board (SEBB) organization. Subscribers on continuation coverage submit the required forms to the SEBB program;
(b) If the subscriber fails to request enrollment or health plan coverage changes as directed by the NMSN, the SEBB organization or the SEBB program may make enrollment or health plan coverage changes according to (c) of this subsection upon request of:
(i) The child's other parent; or
(ii) Child support enforcement program.
(c) Changes to health plan coverage or enrollment are allowed as directed by the NMSN:
(i) The dependent will be enrolled under the subscriber's health plan coverage as directed by the NMSN;
(ii) A school employee who has waived SEBB medical as described in WAC 182-31-080 will be enrolled in medical as directed by the NMSN, in order to enroll the dependent;
(iii) The subscriber's selected health plan will be changed if directed by the NMSN;
(iv) If the dependent is already enrolled under another SEBB subscriber, the dependent will be removed from the other health plan coverage and enrolled as directed by the NMSN; or
(v) If the subscriber is eligible for and elects Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) or other continuation coverage, the NMSN will be enforced and the dependent must be covered in accordance with the NMSN.
(d) Changes to health plan coverage or enrollment as described in (c)(i) through (iii) of this subsection will begin the first day of the month following receipt by the SEBB organization of the NMSN. If the NMSN is received by the SEBB organization on the first day of the month, the change to health plan coverage or enrollment begins on that day. A dependent will be removed from the subscriber's health plan coverage as described in (c)(iv) of this subsection the last day of the month the NMSN is received. If that day is the first of the month, the change in enrollment will be made the last day of the previous month.
(2) When a NMSN requires a spouse, former spouse, or other individual to provide coverage for a dependent enrolled in SEBB coverage and that coverage is in fact provided, the dependent may be removed from the subscriber's SEBB insurance coverage prospectively.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, 2017 3rd sp.s. c 13, 2018 c 260, and SEBB policy resolutions. WSR 19-14-093 (Admin #2019-01), § 182-31-160, filed 7/1/19, effective 8/1/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and SEBB policy resolutions. WSR 19-01-055 (Admin #2018-01), § 182-31-160, filed 12/14/18, effective 1/14/19.]
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