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WAC 182-12-263

National Medical Support Notice (NMSN).

When a National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) requires a subscriber to provide health plan coverage for a dependent child the following provisions apply:
(1) The subscriber may enroll his or her dependent child and request changes to his or her health plan coverage as described under subsection (3) of this section. Employees submit the required forms to their employing agency. All other subscribers submit the required forms to the public employees benefits board (PEBB) program.
(2) If the subscriber fails to request enrollment or health plan coverage changes as directed by the NMSN, the employing agency or the PEBB program may make enrollment or health plan coverage changes according to subsection (3) of this section upon request of:
(a) The child's other parent; or
(b) Child support enforcement program.
(3) Changes to health plan coverage or enrollment are allowed as directed by the NMSN:
(a) The dependent will be enrolled under the subscriber's health plan coverage as directed by the NMSN;
(b) An employee who has waived PEBB medical under WAC 182-12-128 will be enrolled in medical as directed by the NMSN, in order to enroll the dependent;
(c) The subscriber's selected health plan will be changed if directed by the NMSN;
(d) If the dependent is already enrolled under another PEBB subscriber, the dependent will be removed from the other health plan coverage and enrolled as directed by the NMSN.
(4) Changes to health plan coverage or enrollment as described in subsection (3)(a) through (c) of this section will begin the first day of the month following receipt of the NMSN. If the NMSN is received on the first day of the month, the change to health plan coverage or enrollment begins on that day. A dependent will be removed from the subscriber's health plan coverage as described in subsection (3)(d) of this section the last day of the month the NMSN is received. If that day is the first of the month, the change in enrollment will be made the last day of the previous month.
(5) The subscriber may be eligible to make changes to his or her health plan enrollment and salary reduction elections during a special open enrollment related to the NMSN as described in WAC 182-08-198(2), 182-08-199(3), 182-12-128(4), or 182-12-262(3).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160, 2015 c 116, and PEBB policy resolutions. WSR 15-22-099 (PEBB Admin # 2015-01 Rev 1), § 182-12-263, filed 11/4/15, effective 1/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160 and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 4. WSR 14-20-058 (PEBB Admin 2014-02), § 182-12-263, filed 9/25/14, effective 1/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160 and 2012 2nd sp.s. c 3. WSR 13-22-019 (Admin. 2013-01), § 182-12-263, filed 10/28/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.160. WSR 12-20-022 (Order 2012-01), § 182-12-263, filed 9/25/12, effective 11/1/12.]
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