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DIVISION 113. THE ADULT HEALTH COVERAGE EXPANSION PROGRAM [131500 - 131550]

  ( Division 113 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 677, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [131500 - 131502]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 677, Sec. 2. )

131500.
  

This division shall be known and may be cited as the Adult Health Coverage Expansion Program.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 677, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)

131501.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that the Adult Health Coverage Expansion Program provide health care coverage on a pilot program basis to eligible adults domiciled and employed in Santa Clara County who are without health care coverage.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 677, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)

131502.
  

The following definitions apply for purposes of this division:

(a) “Local initiative” has the same meaning as set forth in Section 12693.08 of the Insurance Code.

(b) “Program” means the Adult Health Coverage Expansion Program.

(c) “Small business” means an entity located in Santa Clara County that employs 50 or fewer persons, with at least 35 percent of the employees earning less than 350 percent of the federal poverty level for a family size of one, and that has not offered health care coverage to its employees for, at minimum, 12 consecutive months, provided that the provisions of any such prior coverage required the employer to contribute at least 50 percent of the total amount of the premium for that coverage. For purposes of the program authorized by this division, a small business shall be a “small employer” pursuant to Article 3.1 (commencing with Section 1357) of Chapter 2.2 of Division 2, subject to the provisions and exceptions of this division. Notwithstanding the company affiliation and tax filing provision of paragraph (1) of subdivision (l) of Section 1357, an individual franchise outlet shall be considered a small business.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 677, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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