42 CFR 422.56 - Enrollment in an MA MSA plan.

§ 422.56 Enrollment in an MA MSA plan.

(a)General. An individual is not eligible to elect an MA MSA plan unless the individual provides assurances that are satisfactory to CMS that he or she will reside in the United States for at least 183 days during the year for which the election is effective.

(b)Individuals eligible for or covered under other health benefits program. Unless otherwise provided by the Secretary, an individual who is enrolled in a Federal Employee Health Benefit plan under 5 U.S.C. chapter 89, or is eligible for health care benefits through the Veteran's Administration under 10 U.S.C. chapter 55 or the Department of Defense under 38 U.S.C. chapter 17, may not enroll in an MA MSA plan.

(c)Individuals eligible for Medicare cost-sharing under Medicaid State plans. An individual who is entitled to coverage of Medicare cost-sharing under a State plan under title XIX of the Act is not eligible to enroll in an MA MSA plan.

(d)Other limitations. An individual who receives health benefits that cover all or part of the annual deductible under the MA MSA plan may not enroll in an MA MSA plan. Examples of this type of coverage include, but are not limited to, primary health care coverage other than Medicare, current coverage under the Medicare hospice benefit, supplemental insurance policies not specifically permitted under § 422.104, and retirement health benefits.

[ 63 FR 35071, June 26, 1998; 63 FR 52612, Oct. 1, 1998, as amended at 70 FR 4716, Jan. 28, 2005]

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