School Employees Retirement System - General Provisions - Application for early medicare coverage.


Published: 2017-05-15

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(A) This rule amplifies section 3309.392 of the Revised Code and applies to a disability benefit recipient whose disability benefit was granted on or after January 7, 2013 and who is enrolled in the school employees retirement systems health care coverage on or after April 6, 2017.

(B) A disability benefit recipient shall be exempt from the requirements in section 3309.392 of the Revised Code for good cause shown if any of the following apply:

(1) The disability benefit recipient has attained age sixty-three at the time of enrollment in the retirement systems health care coverage;

(2) The disability benefit recipient submits a written request to be exempt from the requirements due to circumstances that make compliance with section 3309.392 of the Revised Code impracticable, and the retirement system approves the request;

(3) The disability benefit recipient submitted an application for social security disability insurance benefits, provided the recipient files a copy of the application and the social security administrations acknowledgement with the retirement system;

(4) Prior to April 6, 2017, the disability benefit recipient submitted a signed statement to the retirement system certifying that the recipient does not meet the requirements to apply for social security disability insurance benefits; or

(5) The disability benefit recipient files with the retirement system written documentation from the social security administration verifying the recipient does not meet the requirements to apply for social security disability insurance benefits or medicare part A hospital insurance benefits.