Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 102 Part 3.djvu/434

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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2386

PUBLIC LAW 100-485—OCT. 13, 1988 the child is described in clause (i) or (v) of section 1905(a), the State may not discontinue such assistance under such subparagraph until the State has determined that the child is not eligible for assistance under the plan. "(4) SCOPE OF COVERAGE.—

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"(A) IN GENERAL.—Subject to subparagraph (B), during the 6-month extension period under this subsection, the amount, duration, and scope of medical assistance made available with respect to a family shall be the same as if the family were still receiving aid under the plan approved under part A of title IV. "(B) STATE MEDICAID 'WRAP-AROUND' OPTION.—^A State, at its option, may pay a family's expenses for premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and similar costs for health insurance or other health coverage offered by an employer of the caretaker relative or by an employer of the absent parent of a dependent child. In the case of such coverage offered by an employer of the caretaker relative— "(i) the State may require the caretaker relative, as a condition of extension of coverage under this subsection for the caretaker and the caretaker's family, to make application for such employer coverage, but only if— "(I) the caretaker relative is not required to make financial contributions for such coverage (whether through payroll deduction, payment of deductibles, coinsurance, or similar costs, or otherwise), and "(II) the State provides, directly or otherwise, for payment of any of the premium amount, deductible, coinsurance, or similar expense that the employee is otherwise required to pay; and "(ii) the State shall treat the coverg^e under such an employer plan as a third party liability (under section 1902(a)(25)). Payments for premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and similar expenses under this subparagraph shall be considered, for purposes of section 1903(a), to be payments for medical assistance.

"(b) ADDITIONAL 6-MONTH EIXTENSION.—

"(1) REQUIREMENT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, each State plan approved under this title shall provide that the State shall offer to each family, which has received assistance during the entire 6-month period under subsection (a) and which meets the requirement of paragraph (2)(B)(i), in the last month of the period the option of extending coverage under this subsection for the succ^ding 6-month period, s ^ j e c t to paragraph (3). "(2) NOTICE AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.— "(A) NOTICES.— "(i) NoncE DURING INITIAL EXTENSION PERIOD OF

OPTION AND REQUIREMENTS.—^E^ach State, during the 3rd and 6th month of any extended assistance furnished to a family under subsection (a), shall notify the family of the family's option for additional extended assistance under this subsection. Each such notice shall include (I) in the 3rd month notice, a statement of the reporting requirement under subparagraph (B)(i), and.