Senate Bill No. 407

Public Act No. 00-114

An Act Concerning Health Insurance Rates For Certain Small Private Schools.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (4) of section 38a-564 of the general statutes, as amended by section 1 of public act 99-124, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(4) "Small employer" means any person, firm, corporation, limited liability company, partnership or association actively engaged in business for at least three consecutive months who, on at least fifty per cent of its working days during the preceding twelve months, employed no more than fifty eligible employees, the majority of whom were employed within the state of Connecticut. In determining the number of eligible employees, companies which are affiliated companies, as defined in section 33-840, or which are eligible to file a combined tax return for purposes of taxation under chapter 208 shall be considered one employer. Eligible employees shall not include employees covered through the employer by health insurance plans or insurance arrangements issued to or in accordance with a trust established pursuant to collective bargaining subject to the federal Labor Management Relations Act. Except as otherwise specifically provided, provisions of sections 12-201, 12-211, 12-212a and 38a-564 to 38a-572, inclusive, as amended, which apply to a small employer shall continue to apply until the plan anniversary following the date the employer no longer meets the requirements of this definition. "Small employer" does not include (A) a municipality procuring health insurance pursuant to section 5-259, as amended, or (B) a private school in this state procuring health insurance through a health insurance plan or an insurance arrangement sponsored by an association of such private schools.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved May 26, 2000