Citations Affected: IC 27-8-15-33.
Synopsis: Small group health insurance. Provides that the minimum
participation and contribution requirements that a small employer
insurer may include in an offer of coverage may apply only to eligible
employees who are not otherwise insured.
Effective: July 1, 2002.
January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance and Financial
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 33. (a) If a small
employer insurer offers coverage under a health insurance plan to a
small employer, the small employer insurer shall provide the employer
coverage under the plan for:
(1) all eligible employees of the small employer; and
(2) the dependents of all eligible employees of the small employer.
(b) Except as provided in section 29 of this chapter with respect to late enrollees, a small employer insurer shall not limit the insurer's provision of coverage to:
(1) certain individuals in a small employer group; or
(2) a part of a small employer group.
(c) This section does not prohibit an eligible employee from declining coverage under this section.
(d) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a small employer insurer from including minimum participation and contribution requirements
applying to eligible employees who are not otherwise insured in its offer of coverage.