SB 1238 Establishes the "Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2006"
Sponsor: Callahan
LR Number: 5480S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 3/7/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page: S409
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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SB 1238 - The act establishes the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2006 and requires the Department of Insurance to establish a procedure for the certification of various industry trade associations seeking to offer group health plans to their members. Entities seeking certification must apply to the department and pay a $5,000 filing fee. Any entity certified by the department as an association health plan must file an annual report with the department but will be subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act rather than the insurance laws of this state.

This act identical to HB 895 (2006).

STEPHEN WITTE