(a)The Office of Personnel Management shall make available to each individual eligible to enroll in a health benefits plan under this chapter such information, in a form acceptable to the Office after consultation with the carrier, as may be necessary to enable the individual to exercise an informed choice among the types of plans described by sections
8903a of this title.
(b)Each enrollee in a health benefits plan shall be issued an appropriate document setting forth or summarizing the—
(1)services or benefits, including maximums, limitations, and exclusions, to which the enrollee or the enrollee and any eligible family members are entitled thereunder;
(2)procedure for obtaining benefits; and
(3)principal provisions of the plan affecting the enrollee and any eligible family members.
1984—Pub. L. 98–615, § 3(5)(C), substituted “individuals eligible to enroll” for “employees” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–615, § 3(5)(A), substituted “individual” for “employee” in two places.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–615, § 3(5)(B)(i), substituted “enrollee” for “employee enrolled” in provisions preceding par. (1).
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 98–615, § 3(5)(B)(ii), substituted “enrollee or the enrollee and any eligible family members” for “employee or the employee and members of his family”.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 98–615, § 3(5)(B)(iii), substituted “the enrollee and any eligible family members” for “the employee or members of his family”.
1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–454substituted “Office of Personnel Management” and “Office” for “Civil Service Commission” and “Commission”, respectively.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–615effective May 7, 1985, with enumerated exceptions, and applicable to any individual who is married to an employee or annuitant on or after that date, see section 4(a)(2) ofPub. L. 98–615, as amended, set out as a note under section
8341 of this title.
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