OEBB will directly provide HB 2557 eligible members notice of their eligibility, the open enrollment schedule and instructions for completing the required enrollment information prior to the beginning of the open enrollment period.
HB 2557 eligible members and eligible dependents may enroll in a medical plan as specified in 111-070-0005 (Plan Selections) when one of the following occurs:
During the annual open enrollment period (August 15 through September 25);
Required enrollment information may be submitted by the member to the OEBB office prior to the beginning of the open enrollment period;
All required enrollment information must be received by OEBB from the member by close of business on September 25;
Required enrollment information not received from the member on or before the end of the open enrollment period will be considered a declination of coverage for the Plan Year;
Coverage selected will be effective at the beginning of the new Plan Year (October 1) for HB 2557 eligible member and dependent(s) who have submitted the required enrollment information by the submission deadline; or
Following confirmation that an individual not initially identified as eligible for benefits is eligible for benefits:
All required enrollment information must be received from the member by OEBB by close of business on the date specified in the written eligibility notice sent to the HB 2557 eligible member. Failure to meet the due date will be considered a declination of coverage for the Plan Year;
Coverage selected will be effective the first day of the month following eligibility confirmation and receipt of the required enrollment information.