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SB-718 Health care coverage: small employer groups.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 718


Introduced by Senator Bates

February 19, 2021


An act relating to health care coverage.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 718, as introduced, Bates. Health care coverage: small employer groups.
Existing law, the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of the act a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance. Existing law provides for the regulation of small employer, grandfathered small employer, and nongrandfathered small employer health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies, as defined. Existing law governs the health care coverage that may be provided to eligible employees of small employers and defines a “small employer” for these purposes.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide for the continuation of high-quality small employer health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will provide for the continuation of high-quality small employer health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies.