2017 ORS 743B.010¹
Issuance of group health benefit plan to affiliated group of employers
  • determination of number of employees for purpose of determining eligibility as small employer

(1) If an affiliated group of employers is treated as a single employer under section 414 (b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, a carrier may issue a single group health benefit plan to the affiliated group on the basis of the number of employees in the affiliated group if the group requests such coverage.

(2) Subsequent to the issuance of a health benefit plan to a small employer, other than a plan issued through the health insurance exchange, a carrier shall determine annually the number of employees of the employer for purposes of determining the employer’s ongoing eligibility as a small employer.

(3)(a) ORS 743B.010 (Issuance of group health benefit plan to affiliated group of employers) to 743B.013 (Requirements for small employer health benefit plans) shall continue to apply to a health benefit plan issued outside of the exchange to a small employer until the plan anniversary date following the date the employer no longer meets the definition of a small employer.

(b) ORS 743B.010 (Issuance of group health benefit plan to affiliated group of employers) to 743B.013 (Requirements for small employer health benefit plans) shall continue to apply to an employer that receives coverage through the exchange until the employer no longer receives coverage through the exchange and is no longer a small employer. [Formerly 743.733]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 743B—Health Benefit Plans: Individual and Group, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors743B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.