Outside Section 115
Data Current as of: 7/20/2017
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth health insurance connector authority, in consultation with the office of Medicaid, shall provide a report on the feasibility of establishing a small employer premium sharing plan for the coverage of nondisabled, nonelderly adult individuals with an income of not more than 138 percent of the federal poverty level, and their dependents, if any, eligible for participation in the MassHealth program. The commonwealth health insurance connector authority shall investigate: (i) a method for establishing a shared premium plan for small employers to assist in the costs of coverage for employees covered through the MassHealth program; (ii) any required federal approval and process, if applicable; (iii) employer interest in offering or participating in a premium sharing plan; (iv) opportunities to expand the plan to individuals eligible for coverage through the commonwealth health insurance connector authority; and (v) opportunities to expand the plan to other employers. The commonwealth health insurance connector authority shall file its report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on health care financing and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 2018.