07-02: Association Health Plans with Large and Small Employers

To:            All Health Insurers

From:       Linda Bohrer
                 Director of the Insurance Market Regulation Division
                 Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Re:           Association Health Plans with Large and Small Employers

Date:        August 8, 2007

The Insurance Market Regulation Division of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration issues this bulletin to provide guidance as to House Bill 1827, which became law in 2006.

HB 1827 allows insurers who provide coverage to an association of large and small employers to be exempt from section 379.936.1(1), RSMo.  Such exemption is granted if the Director determines that the health benefit plan: