Alternative premiums, enrollment fees, or similar fees: State plan requirements.
When a State imposes alternative premiums, enrollment fees, or similar fees on individuals, the State plan must describe the following:
(a) The group or groups of individuals that may be subject to the premiums, enrollment fees, or similar charges.
(b) The schedule of the premiums, enrollment fees, or similar fees imposed.
(c) The methodology used to determine family income for purposes of the limitations on premiums related to family income level that are described in § 447.78(c) of this chapter, including the period and periodicity of those determinations.
(d) The methodology used by the State to:
(1) Identify beneficiaries who are subject to premiums or cost sharing for specific items or services; and
(2) If the State adopts cost sharing rules that could place families at risk of reaching the total aggregate limit for premiums and cost sharing under Medicaid, defined at § 447.78, track beneficiaries' incurred premiums and cost sharing through a mechanism developed by the State that does not rely on beneficiaries, in order to inform beneficiaries and providers of beneficiaries' liability and notify beneficiaries and providers when individual beneficiaries have incurred family out-of-pocket expenses up to that limit and are no longer subject to further cost sharing for the remainder of the family's current monthly or quarterly cap period.
(e) The process for informing the recipients, applicants, providers, and the public of the schedule of premiums, enrollment fees, or similar fees for a group or groups of individuals in accordance with § 447.76.
(f) The notice of, time frame for, and manner of required premium payments for a group or groups of individuals and the consequences for an individual who does not pay.
[73 FR 71851, Nov. 25, 2008, as amended at 75 FR 30262, May 28, 2010]
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