(a) An individual is covered under this subpart when the U.S. Department of State determines that the individual is eligible for coverage undersection 599C ofPublic Law 101-513.
(b) An individual who is covered under this subpart is covered under the Standard Option of the Service Benefit Plan. The individual has a self and family enrollment unless the U.S. Department of State determines that the individual is unmarried and has no children. Unmarried individuals who have no eligible children have a self only enrollment.
(c) Individuals covered under this subpart are deemed ineligible for enrollment in any FEHB plan or option other than the Standard Option of the Service Benefit Plan.
(d) Eligible surviving family members of an individual covered under this subpart whose hostage status ended because of death or who dies during the 60 months or 12 months following the end of hostage status are eligible to continue enrollment under this part. The enrollment terminates no later than 60 months or 12 months after hostage status ended.
(e) An individual covered by this subpart is not considered an employee for the purpose of this part.
(f) Eligibility for coverage under this subpart shall be subject to the availability of funds undersection 599C(e) ofPublic Law 101-513.