Effective October 1, 2011, if an Eligible Early Retiree requests a termination of coverage for them self, a spouse, a domestic partner, or a child, coverage ends on the last day of the month that eligibility is lost. Requests for coverage termination must be made consistent with a Qualified Status Change, as defined by 111-040-0040 (Qualified Status Changes (QSCs)).
Retroactive termination of coverage may be made in the event of a delay in the Entities’ reconciliation process and shall generally be within 14 days of receiving notification from the Eligible Early Retiree of the qualified status change event and requested benefit changes.
Effective October 1, 2011, benefit coverage termination that is considered by OEBB to be intentional misrepresentation may be rescinded in compliance with the law. If this occurs, OEBB shall give the affected individual 30 days notice of the rescission of benefit coverage and an opportunity to appeal before the rescission takes effect.
Benefit coverage for a spouse, domestic partner, or child ends on the last day of the month that a retired eligible employee dies, unless otherwise determined by a collective bargaining agreement or documented entity policy in effect on June 30, 2008.