As used in this Subpart, the following words shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) "Enrollee" means a qualified individual or qualified employee enrolled in a qualified health plan. An enrollee is generally a person eligible for services covered by a specific health insurance plan in the exchange.
(2) "Grace period" is a period that applies to recipients of advance payments of the premium tax credit allowed for certain individuals to purchase health insurance coverage on the exchange. The grace period provides three consecutive months for an enrollee to pay a delinquent premium when that enrollee has paid a premium at least one full month during the benefit year. The grace period begins when the enrollee fails to pay the premium for a particular month.
(3) "Health insurance exchange" or "exchange" means a governmental agency or nonprofit entity that meets the applicable standards of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and makes qualified health plans available to qualified individuals and qualified employers.
(4) "Qualified health plan" means a health insurance plan that has in effect a certification that the qualified health plan meets applicable state or federal standards required for participation in a health insurance exchange. These may include minimum standards for essential health benefits, deductibles, copayments, out-of-pocket maximum amounts, and other requirements.
(5) "Qualified health plan issuer" means a health insurance issuer that offers a qualified health plan in accordance with a certification from an exchange.
Acts 2014, No. 174, §1.