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SEGIP Reenrollment after Nonpayment of Premiums

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House Amendment #1 to HB 139 allows an annuitant, survivor or retired employee whose coverage has been terminated under the State Employees Group Insurance Program for nonpayment of premiums to reenroll in the State Employees Group Insurance Program during the next enrollment period upon repayment of the unpaid premiums.

Specifically, HA #1 amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971 to authorize an annuitant, survivor, or retired employee whose coverage has been terminated under the State Employees Group Insurance Program for nonpayment of premiums between January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019, to reenroll in the State Employees Group Insurance Program during the next annual benefit choice period, as determined by the director of Central Management Services, if he or she has fully paid all previous nonpayments prior to that reenrollment. HA #1 establishes that these provisions are inoperative on and after January 1, 2021.

Currently, in the event of termination of coverage due to nonpayment of premiums under the State Employees Group Insurance Act, the annuitant, survivor or retired employee cannot reenroll in the State Employees Group Insurance Program.

HA #1 takes effect in accordance with the Effective Date of Laws Act.

Sponsor: 
Representative LaToya Greenwood