Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

3421A - IMPORTANT NOTICE OF EMPLOYEES' RIGHT TO DOCUMENTATION OF HEALTH COVERAGE

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) limits the circumstances under which coverage may be excluded for medical conditions present before the employee enrolls. Under the law, a pre-existing condition exclusion generally may not be imposed for more than twelve (12) months eighteen (18) months for a late enrollee after the enrollment date). The twelve (12) month (or eighteen (18) month) exclusion period may be reduced by a new employee's prior health coverage. A new employee is entitled to a certificate from his/her former health insurance provider that will show evidence of the person's prior health coverage.

The Personnel Administrator will be responsible for providing a Certificate of Health Insurance Coverage (Form 3421A F1) to an employee when:

 

A.

s/he no longer is covered by the District's plan;

   
 

B.

s/he is no longer covered under COBRA;

   
 

C.

s/he requests a certificate no later than twenty-four (24) months after cessation of coverage.

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