Enrollment in Medicare A shall not be a prerequisite for enrollment in any district health plan pursuant to this article. However, the purchase of Medicare B may be required for enrollment if the participant qualifies to purchase it. In addition, a district health plan may be restructured to pay benefits as if each participant is enrolled in Medicare B as soon as the participant qualifies to purchase Medicare B.
A health plan may condition eligibility for enrollment on the effective assignment of any Medicare benefits for which the enrollee would be eligible.
(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 561, Sec. 3. Effective August 25, 1986.)