DOI issues Bulletin 2015-06 Waiver Granted for Employers with 51-100

| August 21, 2015

Relief for employers in the Commonwealth! Bulletin 2015-06 issued by the Division of Insurance on August 13, 2015 – Transitional Renewal of Insured Health Plans for Employers with 51-100 Employees – states that Under current Massachusetts law for coverage issued to eligible individuals and eligible small employers (hereinafter, the “Merged Market”), a small group employer is defined as including “any sole proprietorship, firm, corporation, partnership or association actively engaged in business who, on at least fifty percent of its working days during the preceding year employed from among one to not more than fifty eligible employees, the majority of whom worked in the commonwealth.”  See Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 176J, Section 1.  Please note that with this ACA definitional change, beginning on or after January 1, 2016 Carriers will be permitted to issue new policies to 51-100 Employers only according to the rules that apply to the Merged Market.

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