Beginning July 1, 2013, South Dakota will no longer operate the state’s PCIP program. There will be no premiums withdrawn from your account on June 10th. If you have a third party paying your premiums, you will want to notify them as soon as possible. If you were paid to a date past July 1, we will be issuing refund checks to the payer. To continue your health coverage after June 30, you will need to activate a new PCIP benefit plan through the federally-run PCIP before July 1.
You will still have health coverage if you choose to enroll in the federally-run PCIP program. In June, you will receive an Enrollment Letter from the National Finance Center, which is the enrollment administrator for the federally-run PCIP.
You may have questions about how this transition will affect you; and along with our Federal partners, we will do our best to answer them. Information and resources will be available to you, including a program web site, plan materials, and a national toll-free Call Center staffed with trained specialists available to answer your questions at 1-866-717-5826 (TTY: 1-866-561-1604) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST
To view the Enrollee Notice of Transition, click here.
For more information, visit www.pciplan.com.
The Health Insurance Marketplace
Starting January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act guarantees that all Americans – regardless of their health status or pre-existing conditions – will have access to coverage. People will be able to apply for health insurance coverage choices in Health Insurance Marketplaces when open enrollment begins on October 1, 2013. The Health Insurance Marketplace will offer a choice of health plans. Coverage begins on January 1, 2014. Visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the Marketplace.