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Health Insurance Market Place Notice
Key parts of the health care law allows you a way to buy health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family, a notice that provides some basic information about the new Marketplace and the Benefit Options health coverage is available.


Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government announced new rules regarding the disclosure of the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Uniform Glossary.  These regulations require group health plans and health insurance issuers that offer coverage for groups and individuals to provide access to the SBC and Uniform Glossary.

 

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
This notice protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, and establishes who can use the personal health information and how it can be used.

 

Medicare Notice of Creditable Coverage
This notice has information about the prescription drug coverage through the Benefit Options program for participants with Medicare. It explains the options you have under Medicare prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D) and can help you decide whether or not you want to enroll.


Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Coverage Notice

Notice of the Arizona Benefit Options Program COBRA Coverage.  This notice has important information about your right to COBRA continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the Plan. 


Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Notices of the Arizona Benefit Options Program in reference to PPACA.

 

HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights Notice
The notice provides information regarding special enrollment.  You may be able to enroll in the Benefit Options health plan without waiting for the next open enrollment period if you request a QLE change within 31 days of an event for loss of other coverage or birth, adoption or placement for adoption.  In addition, you may enroll if you become eligible for a state premium assistance program under Medicaid or CHIP.  You must request enrollment within 60 days after you gain eligibility for medical plan coverage.


Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)
This notice describes mandated benefits for mastectomy-related services and informs individuals that services are available for such treatment and services, including reconstructive surgery, prosthesis, and lymphedema treatment, and explains how to obtain a detailed description of the mastectomy-related benefits under the Plan.


Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act of 1996
This notice provides that health plans and issuers may not, under federal law, restrict benefits for any hospital length of stay in connection with childbirth for the mother or newborn child for prescribing a length of stay not in excess of 48 hours (or 96 hours).  The plan may not require that a provider obtain authorization from the Plan for prescribing the minimum length of stay.


Wellness Program
This notice requires employers that offer wellness programs that collect employee health information to inform employees what information will be collected, how it will be used, who will receive it, and what will be done to keep it confidential.