Employee Health Insurance; Enrollment and Coordination with Public Programs
(a) Employers shall provide information to the board regarding potential enrollees, and, if applicable, dependents as prescribed by the board to assist the board in obtaining information necessary for enrollment. In no case shall the board require the employer to obtain from the potential enrollee information about the family income or other eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal, the Healthy Families Program, or other public programs other than that information about the enrollee's employment status otherwise known to the employer consistent with existing state and federal law and regulation.
(b) The board shall obtain enrollment information from potential enrollees and, if applicable, dependents to be covered by the program. The enrollee may voluntarily provide information sufficient to determine whether the enrollee or dependents may be eligible for coverage under Medi-Cal, the Healthy Families Program, or other public programs if the enrollee chooses to seek enrollment in those programs. The board shall use a uniform enrollment form for obtaining that information. The board shall provide information to enrollees covered by the program regarding the coverage available under the program and other programs, including Medi-Cal and the Healthy Families Program, for which enrollees or dependents may be eligible.
(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 183, Sec. 258.)