Effective May 1, 2022, Kaiser Permanente Small Group implemented an updated renewal date change request policy.
Existing groups wanting to align their renewal date with another carrier’s health plan renewal date may only request this change if the new renewal date is on January 1 of the following year.
- An employer will receive a rate increase when the renewal date changes to the new rate period.
- For grandfathered (nonmetal) plans only, an employer’s Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) may be adjusted if the employer’s new renewal date is at least 6 months later than the current renewal date.
- Rates established by a plan are in effect for no less than 12 months from the date of issuance or renewal of the plan contract.
- To facilitate a renewal month change, a group must request an early contract termination and a new 12-month effective on the new date. Any applicable rate increases in effect on the new date will apply.
New groups may request to align their renewal date with another existing carrier’s renewal date within 30 days of the original effective date. The new renewal effective date must be within 6 months of the original effective date. For example, if the original effective date is January 1, the proposed effective date can be no later than June 1.
To move forward with this voluntary process, new and existing groups must request the Renewal Date Change Request form and new groups must submit proof of the other carrier’s new policy.
For questions or assistance, new groups may contact their assigned Sales Associate, and existing groups may email the Account Management Support Team at AMT@kp.org.
You may also contact your Amwins Connect Sales Representative for more information.
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