On January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that nearly everyone have medical coverage, or pay a penalty. Your Veolia-sponsored medical coverage meets your requirement to have medical coverage. For more information, please click HERE or go to www.healthcare.gov.
If you or your family members are currently covered by Medicare or will become covered by Medicare in the next 12 months, then this notice will advise you that your prescription drug coverage under the Veolia North America Health and Welfare Benefits Plan is expected to pay out, on average, at least as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage will pay for the year. This is known as “creditable coverage”.
The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) requires group health plans to make certain benefits available to participants who have undergone a mastectomy. For additional information on this subject, please read this notice.
If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and you’re eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs. Please see this notice for additional information.
If you decline enrollment in Veolia’s group medical plans for yourself or your dependents due to other coverage, you may be able to enroll yourself and your dependents in coverage with Veolia if you or your dependents lose eligibility for that other coverage. For additional information and time guidelines regarding special enrollment rights, please read through this notice.
Federal law requires that most group health plans (including this Plan) give employees and their families the opportunity to continue their health care coverage when there is a “qualifying event” that would result in a loss of coverage under an employer’s plan. For more information on this right, please read through this information.