Oscar Hicks, who was born in 1900,and first eligible to enroll during the IGEP ending
5/31/66, first enrolled in the 1969 GEP (the last GEP in which he could have initially
enrolled under the law then in effect). Shortly after coverage became effective (7/69),
he terminated his SMI effective 12/31/ 69. Although eligible to reenroll in the next
three GEP's, Mr. Hicks did not enroll until the 1973 GEP. The 1972 GEP was the last
period in which he could enroll under the law in effect prior to the 1972 Amendments.
Therefore, pursuant to HI 01001.010 B.2.e, no months between 4/72 and 12/72, inclusive,were counted against Mr. Hicks for purposes
of the premium increase. Mr. Hicks had 64 months chargeable against him (34 months
for 6/66 - 3/69, inclusive, plus 27 months for 1/70 - 3/72, inclusive, plus 3 months
for 1 /73 - 3/73, inclusive) and he paid a 50 percent increase in the premiums.