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Rule 20:06:40:81 Special enrollment triggers.

          20:06:40:81.  Special enrollment triggers. A health insurance issuer offering health insurance coverage in the group market and SHOP Exchange as defined in § 20:06:55:32 must allow for an individual to enroll or change from one nongrandfathered health plan to another as a result of the following triggers:


          (1)  The death of the covered individual;


          (2)  The termination of individual's employer coverage other than by reason of gross misconduct, or reduction of hours of the covered employee's spouse;


          (3)  The divorce or legal separation;


          (4)  Individual becoming entitled to benefits under XVII of the Social Security Act;


          (5)  Dependent child ceasing to be dependent child;


          (6)  A proceeding in a case under Title 11, United States Code, commencing on or after July 1, 1986, with respect to the employer from whose employment the covered individual retired at any time;


          (7)  An individual gains a dependent or becomes a dependent through marriage, birth adoption or placement for adoption;


          (8)  An individual, who was not previously a citizen, national, or lawfully present individual gains such status; and


          (9)  A qualified individual or enrollee gains access to nongrandfathered health plan as a result of a permanent move.


          This section does not apply to grandfathered plans.


          Source: 39 SDR 203, effective June 10, 2013.

          General Authority: SDCL 58-18-79.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 58-18-79, 58-18-80.


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