CHIP Annual Notice Requirement (May be as Early as May 1, 2010)

Under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), which expands the State Children’s Health Insurance Program of 1997 (SCHIP or CHIP), employers with group health plans and employees in covered states must send out a notice (for which DOL has issued a model) to employees by the first day of the next plan year (or in the case of plan years beginning between Feb. 4, 2010 and April 30, 2010 – by May 1, 2010.

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