Maryland Insurance Section 15-1202
(a)   This subtitle applies only to a health benefit plan that:
(1)   covers eligible employees of small employers in the State; and
(2)   is issued or renewed on or after July 1, 1994, if:
(i)   any part of the premium or benefits is paid by or on behalf of the small employer;
(ii)   any eligible employee or dependent is reimbursed, through wage adjustments or otherwise, by or on behalf of the small employer for any part of the premium;
(iii)   the health benefit plan is treated by the employer or any eligible employee or dependent as part of a plan or program under the United States Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. § 106, § 125, or § 162; or
(iv)   the small employer allows eligible employees to pay for the health benefit plan through payroll deductions.
(b)   A carrier is subject to the requirements of § 15-1403 of this title in connection with health benefit plans issued under this subtitle.