Whenever processing a deletion of State buy-in coverage, equitable relief will be
automatically applied to the extent that the beneficiary will never be required to
pay more than 3 months SMI premium arrearage. Cases requiring relief are processed
by entering a SMI 3PTY STOP that is not less than COM-3, regardless of the actual deletion reported by the State. For example,
the State reported a deletion date of 6/2007 and the manual processing COM is 12/2007.
The SMI 3PTY STOP entered when the case is processed must be 9/2007, leaving the enrollee
liable for 10/2007 through 12/2007 (retroactive period) plus the current and future
months. The claimant will not have the arrearage immediately deducted from his/her