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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 35. Accident and Sickness Insurance Policies
11/15/2019

§ 38.2-3553. Membership in a small employer health group cooperative.

A. A small employer health group cooperative:

1. Shall not limit, restrict, or condition a small employer's membership in the small employer health group cooperative on any health status-related factor relating to an individual, including an employee of a small employer or a dependent of an employee; and

2. Shall make group health policies offered through the small employer health group cooperative available to all eligible employees of its employer-members and their eligible dependents, regardless of any health status-related factor relating to individuals eligible for coverage through a member.

B. Notwithstanding subdivision 2 of subsection A, nothing in this article shall be construed as requiring (i) an issuer to provide coverage outside its service area or (ii) a small employer health group cooperative to make such coverage available to employer-members located outside the service area of the issuer.

C. A small employer health group cooperative shall not make group health policies offered through the cooperative available other than to the eligible employees of its employer-members and their eligible dependents.

2006, c. 427.

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