An individual may withdraw an enrollment request any time before SMI coverage becomes effective.
A withdrawal of the enrollment request is also honored if filed after the effective month of SMI coverage but within 2 months after the month the enrollment request was filed.
An individual who enrolls during a GEP may withdraw the enrollment request at any
time up to when SMI becomes effective.
When withdrawal of an enrollment request is not filed in time to prevent enrollment,
it serves as a request for voluntary termination of SMI coverage, effective (as of
7/87) with the end of the month after the month in which the request is filed, as
explained in HI 00820.050.
EXAMPLE: Millie enrolls in 7/23, the third month of Millie's IEP. Millie may file an effective
withdrawal at any time prior to 10/23 (2 months later).
On the other hand, if the withdrawal request is not filed until 10/23, it is treated
as a voluntary termination. This means that the SMI coverage (which begins 8/1/23)
is terminated 11/30/23 (the end of the month following the month the withdrawal request