Creditable Coverage

Creditable Coverage

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Health insurance coverage under any of the following:

• Group health plan — Individual health insurance — Student health insurance

• Medicare — Medicaid — CHAMPUS and TRICARE

• Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

• Indian Health Service — Peace Corps

• Public Health Plan (any plan established or maintained by a State, the U.S. government, a foreign country)

• Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

• State health insurance high risk pool.

If you have prior creditable coverage, it will reduce the length of a pre-existing condition exclusion period under new job-based coverage.

Under a job-based plan, the exclusion period cannot exceed 12 months for a regular enrollee or 18 months for a late enrollee.