A new model notice is now available for all employers that provide group health insurance for states that have premium assistance through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), to inform employees about obtaining assistance for coverage.
The “CHIP Notice” must be furnished to all employees annually before the start of each plan year. An employer may provider the notice applicable to the state of an employee’s residence. This should be given to all employees at the same time as furnishing other required documents, such as Summary Plan Descriptions, GINA Notices, etc.
The revised model notice includes information on how employees can contact their state for additional information and how to apply for premium assistance, with information current as of January 31, 2017.
Click here to access the revised model CHIP Notice.
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