42 U.S. Code § 300bb–6 - Notice requirements

In accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary—
(1) the group health plan shall provide, at the time of commencement of coverage under the plan, written notice to each covered employee and spouse of the employee (if any) of the rights provided under this subsection, [1]
(2) the employer of an employee under a plan must notify the plan administrator of a qualifying event described in paragraph (1), (2), or (4) of section 300bb–3 of this title within 30 days of the date of the qualifying event,
(3) each covered employee or qualified beneficiary is responsible for notifying the plan administrator of the occurrence of any qualifying event described in paragraph (3) or (5) of section 300bb–3 of this title within 60 days after the date of the qualifying event and each qualified beneficiary who is determined, under title II or XVI of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 401 et seq., 1381 et seq.], to have been disabled at any time during the first 60 days of continuation coverage under this subchapter is responsible for notifying the plan administrator of such determination within 60 days after the date of the determination and for notifying the plan administrator within 30 days after the date of any final determination under such title or titles that the qualified beneficiary is no longer disabled, and
(4) the plan administrator shall notify—
(A) in the case of a qualifying event described in paragraph (1), (2), or (4) of section 300bb–3 of this title, any qualified beneficiary with respect to such event, and
(B) in the case of a qualifying event described in paragraph (3) or (5) of section 300bb–3 of this title where the covered employee notifies the plan administrator under paragraph (3), any qualified beneficiary with respect to such event,
of such beneficiary’s rights under this subsection. [1]
For purposes of paragraph (4), any notification shall be made within 14 days of the date on which the plan administrator is notified under paragraph (2) or (3), whichever is applicable, and any such notification to an individual who is a qualified beneficiary as the spouse of the covered employee shall be treated as notification to all other qualified beneficiaries residing with such spouse at the time such notification is made.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “subchapter”.

Source

(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XXII, § 2206, as added Pub. L. 99–272, title X, § 10003(a),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 235; amended Pub. L. 99–514, title XVIII, § 1895(d)(6)(C),Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2939; Pub. L. 100–203, title IV, § 4009(j)(8),Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–59; Pub. L. 101–239, title VI, § 6702(c),Dec. 19, 1989, 103 Stat. 2295; Pub. L. 104–191, title IV, § 421(a)(2),Aug. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2088.)
References in Text

The Social Security Act, referred to in par. (3), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, as amended. Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act are classified generally to subchapters II (§ 401 et seq.) and XVI (§ 1381 et seq.), respectively, of chapter 7 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 1305 of this title and Tables.
Amendments

1996—Par. (3). Pub. L. 104–191substituted “at any time during the first 60 days of continuation coverage under this subchapter” for “at the time of a qualifying event described in section 300bb–3 (2) of this title”.
1989—Par. (3). Pub. L. 101–239inserted “and each qualified beneficiary who is determined, under title II or XVI of the Social Security Act, to have been disabled at the time of a qualifying event described in section 300bb–3 (2) of this title is responsible for notifying the plan administrator of such determination within 60 days after the date of the determination and for notifying the plan administrator within 30 days after the date of any final determination under such title or titles that the qualified beneficiary is no longer disabled” after “date of the qualifying event”.
1987—Par. (3). Pub. L. 100–203amended directory language of Pub. L. 99–514, see 1986 Amendment note below.
1986—Par. (3). Pub. L. 99–514, as amended by Pub. L. 100–203, inserted “within 60 days after the date of the qualifying event”.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–191effective Jan. 1, 1997, regardless of whether the qualifying event occurred before, on, or after such date, see section 421(d) ofPub. L. 104–191, set out as a note under section 4980B of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–239applicable to plan years beginning on or after Dec. 19, 1989, regardless of whether the qualifying event occurred before, on, or after such date, see section 6702(d) ofPub. L. 101–239, set out as a note under section 300bb–2 of this title.
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–203, title IV, § 4009(j)(8),Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1330–59, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective as if included in Pub. L. 99–514.
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–514applicable only with respect to qualifying events occurring after Oct. 22, 1986, see section 1895(d)(6)(D) ofPub. L. 99–514, set out as a note under section 162 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code.
Notification to Covered Employees

Pub. L. 99–272, title X, § 10003(c),Apr. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 236, provided that: “At the time that the amendments made by this section [enacting this subchapter] apply to a group health plan (covered under section 2201 of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300bb–1]), the plan shall notify each covered employee, and spouse of the employee (if any), who is covered under the plan at that time of the continuation coverage required under title XXII of such Act [42 U.S.C. 300bb–1 et seq.]. The notice furnished under this subsection is in lieu of notice that may otherwise be required under section 2206(1) of such Act [42 U.S.C. 300bb–6 (1)] with respect to such individuals.”

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