To assign a worker’s coverage, other than in accordance with the normal coverage rules
of the agreement, an employer or self-employed worker may request a special exception.
The exception must:
result in coverage under the laws of either the United States or the Slovak Republic,
but not both; and
both countries must agree to grant the exception.
If either country does not agree with granting an exception, the agreement will determine
the worker's coverage in accordance with the applicable coverage rule.