WAC 182-524-0300 Eligibility.

Revised June 17, 2019

In order to be eligible for state-funded COFA islander health care, you must enroll in a silver level qualified health plan (QHP) through the Washington health benefit exchange (HBE) during open enrollment or when you qualify for a special enrollment period as described in 45 C.F.R. 155.410 and 45 C.F.R. 155.420.

  1. You are eligible for state-funded COFA islander health care administered by us no earlier than January 1, 2019, if you:
    1. Are a COFA islander;
    2. Meet the residency requirements as described under WAC 182-524-0400;
    3. Have household income, as defined under 26 C.F.R. 1.36B-1(e), under one hundred thirty-three percent of the federal poverty level (FPL);
    4. Do not qualify for another federal or state medical assistance programs under chapter 74.09 RCW, that provides minimum essential coverage;
    5. Qualify for, and accept, the maximum advance premium tax credit available under 45 C.F.R. 155.305(f); and
    6. Are enrolled in a silver level QHP.
  2. Eligibility for COFA islander health care is subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for the program.
  3. You will be terminated from COFA islander health care if you:
    1. Do not meet the eligibility criteria under subsection (1) of this section; or
    2. Request termination.
  4. You may be terminated from COFA islander health care if you:
    1. Perform an act, practice, or omission that constitutes fraud, and an insurer rescinds your QHP policy; or
    2. Use your COFA islander health care cost-sharing funds to pay for anything other than out-of-pocket costs.
  5. We will reinstate your COFA islander health care if you were:
    1. Terminated in error; or
    2. Successful in your appeal of a termination.
  6. Your COFA islander health care begins the first day of the month your silver level QHP coverage begins and you meet the other eligibility requirements as described in subsection (1) of this section.
  7. If you report a change that makes you eligible for COFA islander health care, your sponsorship begins either:
    1. The first day of the following month if the change was reported before the fifteenth of the month; or
    2. The first day of the second month if the change was reported after the fifteenth of the month.
  8. Your COFA islander health care ends the day your enrollment in a silver level QHP ends or the last day of the month your COFA islander health care eligibility ends, whichever is earlier.

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