Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 10, § 6454 - General Standards for Exchange Notices

Current through Register 2021 Notice, Register No. 40, October 1, 2021

(a) Any notice of action required to be sent by the Exchange to individuals or employers shall be written and include:
(1) An explanation of the action reflected in the notice, including the effective date of the action;
(2) Any factual bases upon which the decision was made;
(3) Citations to, or identification of, the relevant regulations supporting the action;
(4) Contact information for available customer service resources, including local legal aid and welfare rights offices; and
(5) An explanation of appeal rights, as specified in Section 6604(b) of Article 7 of this chapter.
(b) All Exchange notices shall conform to the accessibility and readability standards specified in Section 6452.
(c) The Exchange shall, at least annually, reevaluate the appropriateness and usability of all notices.
(d) The individual market Exchange shall provide required notices either through standard mail, or if an individual elects, electronically, provided that the requirements for electronic notices in 42 CFR Section 435.918 (July 15, 2013), hereby incorporated by reference, are met, except that the individual market Exchange shall not be required to implement the process specified in 42 CFR Section 435.918(b)(1) for eligibility determinations for enrollment in a QHP through the Exchange and IAPs that are effective before January 1, 2015.
(e) Unless otherwise required by federal or State law, the SHOP shall provide required notices electronically, or if an employer or employee elects, through standard mail. If notices are provided electronically, the SHOP shall comply with the requirements for electronic notices in 42 CFR Section 435.918(b)(2) through (5) for the employer or employee.
(f) In the event that the individual market Exchange or SHOP is unable to send select required notices electronically due to technical limitations, it may instead send these notices through standard mail, even if an election has been made to receive such notices electronically.

Notes

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 10, § 6454

Note: Authority cited: Section 100504, Government Code. Reference: Sections 100502 and 100503, Government Code; 42 CFR 435.918; and 45 CFR Section 155.230.

1. New section filed 9-30-2013 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 9-30-2013 (Register 2013, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-1-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 4-1-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-30-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section, including amendment of subsection (c), refiled 6-30-2014 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 6-30-2014 (Register 2014, No. 27). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-29-2014 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. New section refiled 9-30-2014 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 ( Stats. 2014, c. 31 ); operative 9-30-2014 (Register 2014, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
5. Editorial correction of History 4 (Register 2014, No. 45).
6. Editorial correction of History 4 (Register 2014, No. 50).
7. New section refiled 12-12-2014 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 ( Stats. 2014, c. 31 ); operative 12-12-2014 (Register 2014, No. 50). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
8. New section refiled 5-11-2015 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 5-11-2015 (Register 2015, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2015 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18) modified Government Code section 100504(a)(6) to change the date upon which a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL. Pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 or the language in the emergency order of 5-11-2015 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day (Register 2015, No. 38).
10. New section refiled 9-17-2015 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31) and Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18); operative 9-17-2015 (Register 2015, No. 38). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or the language in the emergency order of 9-17-2015 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
11. New section refiled 12-14-2015 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31) and Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18); operative 12-14-2015 (Register 2015, No. 51). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or the language in the emergency order of 12-14-2015 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
12. New section refiled 6-6-2016 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31) and Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, Ch. 18); operative 6-6-2016 (Register 2016, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-30-2016 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or the language in the emergency order of 6-6-2016 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
13. Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30) modified Government Code section 100504(a)(6) to extend the date upon which a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL. Refiling of 6-6-2016 order on 9-30-2016 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6); operative 9-30-2016 (Register 2016, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
14. New section refiled with amendments to subsection (e) and new subsection (f) on 2-16-2017 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30), Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, c. 18) and Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 2-16-2017 (Register 2017, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or the language in the emergency order of 2-16-2017 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
15. New section refiled (including subsequent amendments) on 10-26-2017 as an emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6), as modified by Senate Bill 833 (Stats. 2016, c. 30), Senate Bill 75 (Stats. 2015, c. 18) and Senate Bill 857 (Stats. 2014, c. 31); operative 10-26-2017 (Register 2017, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 100504(a)(6) or the language in the emergency order of 10-26-2017 will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
16. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-26-2017 order, including further amendment of section and Note, transmitted to OAL 8-10-2018 and filed 9-24-2018; amendments effective 9-24-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 39).
17. Amendment of subsection (a)(5) filed 10-7-2019 as a deemed emergency pursuant to Government Code section 100504; operative 10-7-2019 (Register 2019, No. 41). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-7-2024 pursuant to Government Code section 100504 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
The adopted version of this section by Register 2021, No. 26, effective 6/14/2021 is not yet available.

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