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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 10. State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program; General Provisions
8/9/2022

12VAC30-10-325. Premiums, deductibles, coinsurance and other cost sharing obligations.

A. Pursuant to § 1906 of the Act, the Medicaid agency pays all premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and other cost sharing obligations for items and services covered under the State plan (subject to any nominal Medicaid copayment) for eligible individuals in employer-based cost-effective group health plans.

B. When coverage for eligible family members is not possible unless ineligible family members enroll, the Medicaid agency pays premiums for enrollment of other family members when cost-effective. In addition, the eligible individual is entitled to services covered by the State plan which are not included in the group health plan. Guidelines for determining cost effectiveness are described in 12VAC30-10-610 H.

C. Pursuant to § 1906A of the Act, the Medicaid agency pays all premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and other cost sharing obligations for items and services covered under the State Plan, as specified in the qualified employer-sponsored coverage, without regard to limitations specified in § 1916 or § 1916A of the Act, for eligible individuals under age 19 who have access to and elect to enroll in such coverage. The eligible individual is entitled to services covered by the State Plan that are not included in the employer-sponsored coverage. For qualified employer-sponsored coverage, the employer must contribute at least 40% of the premium cost.

When coverage for eligible family members under age 19 is not possible unless an ineligible family member enrolls, the Medicaid agency pays premiums for enrollment of the ineligible family member and, at the option of the parent or legal guardian, other family members that are eligible for coverage under the employer-sponsored plan. The agency also pays deductibles, coinsurance, and other cost-sharing obligations for items and services covered under the State Plan for the ineligible family member. 12VAC30-20-205 provides a detailed description of this program.

D. The Medicaid agency pays premiums for individuals described in subsection 19 of 12VAC30-30-10.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-01-29.4, eff. April 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 2, eff. November 8, 2012.

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