Rule 20:06:40:06 Affiliation periods for health maintenance organizations.
periods for health maintenance organizations (repealed January 1, 2014).
A health maintenance organization (HMO) which uses an affiliation period must
start the affiliation period on the enrollment date. The affiliation period may
not exceed two months, except for late enrollees, for whom the affiliation
period may not exceed three months. The affiliation period must run
concurrently with any other waiting period under the plan. If a plan offers
multiple options for coverage, a health maintenance organization may not impose
an affiliation period on a participant who changes to the HMO option.
24 SDR 35, effective September 29, 1997; 39 SDR 203, adopted June 10, 2013,
repealed January 1, 2014.
Authority: SDCL 58-18-79.
Implemented: SDCL 58-18-43, 58-18-44, 58-18-45, 58-18-79.
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