A person on State buy-in cannot terminate SMI until after buy-in ends. (When State
buy-in ends, the individual is deemed to have enrolled in SMI during the initial enrollment
period (IEP) for SMI.)
Effective 4/1/81, any individual who files a request for SMI termination during the last month of buy-in coverage or during the 6 succeeding months, has SMI terminated at the end of the month in which the request is filed. A termination
request filed after this period is handled under 4. above.