If premiums cannot be collected readily by any of the methods set forth in sections
HI 01001.335A. and HI 01001.335B., they will, where feasible, be collected directly from the enrollee or his/her estate.
Upon notification of an enrollee's death, the direct billing system sends a one-time
Estate bill to the enrollee estate.
When the case involves a very small amount, it will not be practicable to explore
the possibility of recovery from an estate by action beyond a request for payment
addressed to the survivor, or the filing of a claim if the file identifies a legal
representative. (See GN 02215.055 concerning the filing of a claim with a legal representative of an estate.)