Utah Admin. Code R382-10-22 - Public Health Emergency Provisions

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) 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.
(b) Coverage for an individual eligible for CHIP during the public health emergency period will end only under the following circumstances:
(i) when a beneficiary is no longer a Utah resident;
(ii) upon a beneficiary's request; or
(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.
(3) The Department shall exclude the following from an individual's income:
(a) $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
(b) recovery 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.
(4) 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.
(a) Payments toward an employee's student loans may be paid directly to the employee or to the lender.
(b) This exclusion applies to payments made on or after the effective date of Pub. L. No. 116 136 and before January 1, 2021.
(5) 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 2020.
(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.

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Utah Admin. Code R382-10-22
Adopted by Utah State Bulletin Number 2020-14, effective 6/24/2020 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2020-19, effective 9/16/2020

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