Late enrollment occurs when an Eligible Early Retiree fails to enroll for benefits within 60 days of retirement or fails to notify their Entity of the Qualified Status Change within 31 calendar days of:
The date a spouse, domestic partner, or child gains eligibility;
The date of marriage to a spouse who was most recently enrolled as a domestic partner; or
The date of birth of the retired eligible employee’s biological newborn child.
The date the child was adopted of the date the retiree became the legal guardian.
OEBB authorizes Entities to add and/or enroll Eligible Early Retirees and dependents within 45 calendar days of the eligibility dates referenced in sections (1)(a) and (1)(b), and within 60 calendar days of the eligibility dates referenced in (1)(c) and (1)(d).
OEBB must review and approve all late enrollment requests based on OAR 111-080-0030 (Appeals and Administrative Reviews) when the request and enrollment is made more than 45 calendar days after the eligibility dates referenced in sections (1)(a) and (1)(b), and more than 60 calendar days after the eligibility dates referenced in sections (1)(c) and (1)(d).
Approved late enrollment requests, unless determined otherwise in a collective bargaining agreement or documented entity policy in effect on June 30, 2008, are effective the first of the month following the date the request is received by a district benefits administrator or OEBB, except for approved requests to add newborn children or newly adopted child which are retroactive to the month the child was born or adopted along with any premium adjustments.