42 CFR 457.350 - Eligibility screening and enrollment in other insurance affordability programs.
(a)State plan requirement. The State plan shall include a description of the coordinated eligibility and enrollment procedures used, at an initial and any follow-up eligibility determination, including any periodic redetermination, to ensure that:
(b)Screening objectives. A State must, promptly and without undue delay, consistent with the timeliness standards established under § 457.340(d), identify potential eligibility for other insurance affordability programs of any applicant, enrollee, or other individual who submits an application or renewal form to the State which includes sufficient information to determine CHIP eligibility, or whose eligibility is being renewed due to a change in circumstance in accordance with § 457.343 or who is determined not eligible for CHIP in accordance to a review conducted in accordance with subpart K of this part, as follows:
(3) Eligibility for other insurance affordability programs.
(c)Income eligibility test. To identify the individuals described in paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(3) of this section, a State must apply the methodologies used to determine household income described in § 457.315 of this subpart or such methodologies as are applied by such other programs.
(e)Children found potentially ineligible for Medicaid. If a State uses a screening procedure other than a full determination of Medicaid eligibility under all possible eligibility groups, and the screening process reveals that the child does not appear to be eligible for Medicaid, the State must provide the child's family with the following in writing:
(1) A statement that based on a limited review, the child does not appear eligible for Medicaid, but Medicaid eligibility can only be determined based on a full review of a Medicaid application under all Medicaid eligibility groups;
(1) Promptly and without undue delay, consistent with the timeliness standards established under § 457.340(d) of this subpart, transfer the individual's electronic account to the Medicaid agency via a secure electronic interface; and
(2) Except as provided in § 457.355 of this subpart, find the applicant ineligible, provisionally ineligible, or suspend the applicant's application for CHIP unless and until the Medicaid application for the applicant is denied; and
(ii) The State is notified prior to the final Medicaid eligibility determination that the applicant's circumstances have changed and another screening shows that the applicant is no longer potentially eligible for Medicaid.
(g)Informed application decisions. To enable a family to make an informed decision about applying for Medicaid or completing the Medicaid application process, a State must provide the child's family with information, in writing, about -
(2) Eligibility rules that prohibit children who have been screened eligible for Medicaid from being enrolled in a separate child health program, other than provisional temporary enrollment while a final Medicaid eligibility determination is being made.
(h)Waiting lists, enrollment caps and closed enrollment. The State must establish procedures to ensure that -
(1) The procedures developed in accordance with this section have been followed for each child applying for a separate child health program before placing the child on a waiting list or otherwise deferring action on the child's application for the separate child health program;
(2) Children placed on a waiting list or for whom action on their application is otherwise deferred are transferred to other insurance affordability programs in accordance with paragraph (i) of this section; and
(3) Families are informed that a child may be eligible for other insurance affordability programs, while the child is on a waiting list for a separate child health program or if circumstances change, for Medicaid.
(i)Individuals found potentially eligible for other insurance affordability programs. For individuals identified in paragraph (b)(3) of this section, including during a period of uninsurance imposed by the State under § 457.805, the State must -
(1) Promptly and without undue delay, consistent with the timeliness standards established under § 457.340(d), transfer the electronic account to the applicable program via a secure electronic interfaces.
(2) In the case of individuals subject to a period of uninsurance under § 457.805 and transferred to another insurance affordability program in accordance with paragraph (i)(1) of this section, the State must -
(i) Notify such program of the date on which such period ends and the individual is eligible to enroll in CHIP; and
(ii) Consistent with § 457.340(e), provide the individual with -
(A) An initial notice that the individual is not currently eligible to enroll in the State's separate child health plan and the reasons therefor; the date on which the individual will be eligible to enroll in the State's separate child health plan; and that the individual's account has been transferred to another insurance affordability program for a determination of eligibility to enroll in such program during the period of underinsurance. Such notice also must contain coordinated content informing the individual of the notice being provided to the other insurance affordability program per paragraph (i)(3)(i) of this section and the impact that the individual's eligibility to enroll in the State's separate child health plan will have on the individual's eligibility for such other program.
(B) Prior to the end of the individual's period of uninsurance (sufficient to enable the individual to disenroll from the insurance affordability program to which the individual's account was transferred per paragraph (i)(1) of this section), notice reminding the individual of the information described in paragraph (i)(2)(A) of this section, as appropriate.
(3) In the case of individuals subject to a period of uninsurance under this part, the state must notify such program of the date on which such period ends and the individual is eligible to enroll in CHIP.
(1) Promptly and without undue delay, consistent with the timeliness standards established under § 457.340(d) of this subpart, transfer the electronic account to the Medicaid agency via a secure electronic interface;
(2) Complete the determination of eligibility for CHIP in accordance with § 457.340 or evaluation for potential eligibility for other insurance affordability programs in accordance with paragraph (b) of this section.
(k) A State may enter into an arrangement with the Exchange for the entity that determines eligibility for CHIP to make determinations of eligibility for advanced premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions, consistent with 45 CFR 155.110(a)(2).
- 42 CFR 457.343 — Periodic Renewal of CHIP Eligibility.
- 42 CFR 457.80 — Current State Child Health Insurance Coverage and Coordination.
- 42 CFR 431.980 — Eligibility Review Procedures.
- 42 CFR 457.340 — Application for and Enrollment in CHIP.
- 42 CFR 457.348 — Determinations of Children's Health Insurance Program Eligibility by Other Insurance Affordability Programs.
- 42 CFR 457.353 — Monitoring and Evaluation of Screening Process.
- 42 CFR 457.60 — Amendments.
- 42 CFR 457.310 — Targeted Low-Income Child.