Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-86.6 - Selection of a plan

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

Upon the child's eligibility effective date, the child shall be assigned to a health or dental plan using the department's passive enrollment process. The enrollee may change plans only at the time of the annual review unless the provisions of paragraph 86.6(1) "a" or subrule 86.6(2) apply.

(1) Period of enrollment. Once enrolled in a health or dental plan, the child shall remain enrolled in the health or dental plan for a period of 12 months.
a. Exceptions. A child may be enrolled in a plan for less than 12 months if:
(1) The child is disenrolled in accordance with the provisions of rule 441-86.7 (5141). If a child is disenrolled from the health or dental plan and subsequently reapplies before the end of the original 12-month enrollment period, the child shall be enrolled in the health or dental plan from which the child was originally disenrolled.
(2) The child is added to an existing enrollment. When a family requests to add an eligible child, the child shall be enrolled for the months remaining in the current enrollment period.
(3) A request to change plans is accepted in accordance with paragraph 86.6(1)"b."
b. Request to change plan. An enrollee may ask to change the health or dental plan either verbally or in writing to the enrollment broker:
(1) Within 90 days following the date of the enrollee's initial enrollment with the health or dental plan for any reason.
(2) At any time for cause. "Cause" as defined in 42 CFR 438.56(d)(2) as amended to May 6, 2016, includes, but is not limited to:
1. The enrollee moves out of the plan's service area.
2. Because of moral or religious objections, the plan does not cover the services the enrollee seeks.
3. The enrollee needs related services (for example, a cesarean section and a tubal ligation) to be performed at the same time, not all related services are available within the network, and the enrollee's primary care provider or another provider determines that receiving the services separately would subject the enrollee to unnecessary risk.
4. Other reasons including but not limited to poor quality of care, lack of access to services covered under the contract, or lack of access to providers experienced in dealing with the enrollee's health care needs.

All approved changes shall be made prospectively and shall be effective no later than the first day of the second month beginning after the date on which the change request is received.

(2) Child moves from the service area. The child may be disenrolled from the health or dental plan when the child moves to an area of the state in which the health or dental plan does not have a provider network established. If the child is disenrolled, the child shall be enrolled in a participating health or dental plan in the new location. The period of enrollment shall be the number of months remaining in the original certification period.
(3) Change at annual review. If more than one health or dental plan is available at the time of the annual review of eligibility, the family may designate another plan either verbally or in writing to the enrollment broker. The child shall remain enrolled in the current health or dental plan if the family does not notify the enrollment broker of a new health or dental plan choice by the end of the current 12-month enrollment period.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-86.6
ARC 8478B, IAB 1/13/10, effective 3/1/10; ARC 9084B, IAB 9/22/10, effective 9/1/10; ARC 0837C, IAB 7/24/2013, effective 10/1/2013 Amended by IAB November 20, 2019/Volume XLII, Number 11, effective 12/25/2019

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