Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021
During the public health emergency
declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on January 27, 2020, the
Department will continue coverage of children enrolled in CHIP.
(a) This applies to an individual who is
eligible and enrolled on March 18, 2020, the date of enactment of Pub. L. No.
116 127, or who subsequently becomes eligible and enrolled in medical
assistance during the emergency period and any extensions.
Coverage for an individual eligible for
CHIP during the public health emergency period will end only under the
(i) when a
beneficiary is no longer a Utah resident;
(ii) upon a beneficiary's request;
(iii) upon a beneficiary's
death. Coverage continues through the date of death.
(2) An individual is not required
to pay CHIP Premiums through the duration of the emergency period and any
extensions. The Department will refund the individual any premiums collected
during the emergency period and any extensions.
The Department shall exclude the
following from an individual's income:
$600 per week federal pandemic unemployment payments as defined in Section 2102
and 2104(b) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (Cares) Act,
Pub. L. No. 116 136, for programs established under Title XXI of the Social
Security Act; and
rebates for individuals as defined in Section 2201 of the Cares Act, Pub. L.
No. 116 136, for programs established under Title XXI of the Social Security
Act. These rebates are treated as a refundable tax credit and may be paid in
advance or upon filing a 2020 tax return.
The Department shall exclude from income
certain employer payments of student loans as defined in Section 2206 of the
Cares Act, Pub. L. No. 116 136.
toward an employee's student loans may be paid directly to the employee or to
(b) This exclusion
applies to payments made on or after the effective date of Pub. L. No. 116 136
and before January 1, 2021.
The Department shall exclude the amount
of qualified charitable contributions made by individuals during the taxable
year as defined in Section 2204 of the Cares Act, Pub. L. No. 116 136.
(a) Allowable taxable years begin in the year
(b) The excluded
contributions must not exceed $300.
(6) An individual is not required to pay any
cost-sharing fees associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing services and
treatments, including vaccines, specialized equipment, and therapies during the
duration of the emergency period.