Oregon Statutes - Chapter 743 - Health and Life Insurance - Section 743.733 - Issuance of group health benefit plan to affiliated group of employers; determination of number of employees for purpose of determining eligibility; small employer carrier.

(1) If an affiliated group of employers is treated as a single employer under subsection (b), (c), (m) or (o) of section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, a carrier may issue a single group health benefit plan to the affiliated group on the basis of the number of employees in the affiliated group if the group requests such coverage.

(2) If a small employer carrier determines that an employer has more than 50 employees, the carrier may provide a quote for a group health benefit plan that is not subject to ORS 743.733 to 743.737. If the employer’s workforce consists of at least two but not more than 50 eligible employees, the small group carrier shall inform the employer that if coverage is limited to the eligible employees, the carrier must treat the employer as a small employer and shall provide a separate quote on that basis.

(3) Subsequent to the issuance of a health benefit plan to a small employer, a small employer carrier shall determine annually the number of employees of the employer for purposes of determining the employer’s ongoing eligibility as a small employer. The provisions of ORS 743.733 to 743.737 shall continue to apply to a health benefit plan issued to a small employer until the plan anniversary date following the date the employer no longer meets the definition of a small employer. [1991 c.916 §4; 1993 c.18 §159; 1995 c.603 §3; 1999 c.987 §7; 2007 c.389 §4; subsection (3) of 2007 Edition enacted as 2007 c.389 §3]

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