2017 Michigan Compiled Laws
Chapter 500 - Insurance Code of 1956
Act 218 of 1956 THE INSURANCE CODE OF 1956 (500.100 - 500.8302)
218-1956-37 CHAPTER 37 SMALL EMPLOYER GROUP HEALTH COVERAGE (500.3701...500.3728)
Section 500.3709 Minimum participation rules.

Universal Citation: MI Comp L § 500.3709 (2017)
500.3709 Minimum participation rules.

Sec. 3709.

(1) Except as provided in this section, requirements used by a small employer carrier in determining whether to provide coverage to a small employer shall be applied uniformly among all small employers applying for coverage or receiving coverage from the small employer carrier. If a small employer carrier waives a minimum participation rule for a small employer, the carrier cannot later enforce that minimum participation rule for that small employer.

(2) A small employer carrier may deny coverage to a small employer if the small employer fails to enroll enough of its employees to meet the minimum participation rules established by the carrier pursuant to sound underwriting requirements. A minimum participation rule may require a small employer to enroll a certain number or percentage of employees with the small employer carrier as a condition of coverage. A minimum participation rule is subject to the following:

(a) For a small employer of 10 or fewer eligible employees, may require enrollment of up to 100% of the small employer's employees seeking health care coverage through the small employer.

(b) For a small employer of 11 to 25 eligible employees, may require enrollment of up to 75% of the small employer's employees seeking health care coverage through the small employer.

(c) For a small employer of 26 to 50 eligible employees, may require enrollment of up to 50% of the small employer's employees seeking health care coverage through the small employer.

History: Add. 2003, Act 88, Eff. Jan. 23, 2004

Compiler's Notes: Former MCL 500.3709, which pertained to prudent purchase agreements with providers of hospital and other medical related services, was repealed by Act 271 of 2001, Imd. Eff. Jan. 11, 2002.
Popular Name: Act 218

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