WSR 16-06-002
[Filed February 17, 2016, 1:15 p.m.]
Title or Subject: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0001.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015.
Description: The health care authority intends to submit CHIP SPA 16-0001 in order to update the Title XXI CHIP state plan to reflect previously approved program changes that resulted from implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the:
Application for CHIP through the health benefit exchange.
Conversion of income standards or disregards or both to a MAGI equivalent.
Elimination of the four month waiting period for dropping group health insurance.
Requirement for a Social Security number for applicants.
Creation of a temporary eligibility group for medicaid children who lose eligibility for medicaid as a result of the application of MAGI.
No substantive changes are being made to the CHIP program by this SPA. Aggregate annual expenditures are not anticipated to be affected.
To contact the agency for additional information and a copy of the SPA, please contact Kevin Cornell, CHIP Program Manager, 628 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, phone (630) [(360)] 725-1423, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 664-2186, e-mail kevin.corness@hca.wa.gob [].