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E M P L O Y E E S & R E T I R E E S U N D E R A G E 6 5 MAKING YOUR BENEFITS
 

Summary: E M P L O Y E E S & R E T I R E E S U N D E R A G E 6 5
MAKING YOUR BENEFITS
WORK FOR YOU
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2006
A Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 40210.0606
The HealthSelect Benefits Book is a summary of the Master Benefit Plan Document, statutes,
and administrative rules governing HealthSelect of Texas (HealthSelect). In case of conflict
between the provisions of this book and the plan document, statutes, or administrative rules,
the plan document provision, statute, or administrative rule will control. Although ERS
intends to continue this health care plan into the future, ERS reserves the right, at all times, to
change, suspend, or end the plan.
NOTICE OF ELECTION OF EXEMPTION UNDER THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND
ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) imposes certain requirements on
group health plans as follows:
1. Limitations on preexisting conditions exclusions periods;
2. Special enrollment periods for individuals (and dependents) losing other coverage;
3. Prohibitions against discriminating against individual participants and beneficiaries based on health
status;
4. Standards relating to benefits for mothers and newborns; and

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology