Equitable relief was made available for disabled beneficiaries who:
were not enrolled in SMI, and
missed the 1992 GEP because prompt notice was not sent about their right to be reenrolled
in CHAMPUS if they have SMI.
The 1992 GEP was extended under equitable relief to undo the harm resulting from DoD's
failure to notify former CHAMPUS beneficiaries (who have HI based on disability) of
the change in the law.
Enrollment at any time during 1992 was deemed to be enrollment during the 1992 GEP,
and SMI began 7/1/92.
No change was made in calculating the premium surcharge for late enrollment. Months
after the end of the IEP through 3/92 (the end of the “deemed enrolled” GEP) had to be counted (excluding months, if any, as provided in HI 01001.010).