SEC. 83-9-303. Basic group health insurance policy offered to employers of small numbers of employees.
(1) A basic group health insurance policy shall be offered to employers of fewer than twenty-five (25) employees. Such a basic group health policy shall provide coverage for hospital expenses and services rendered by a physician licensed by this state, but is not subject to the requirements of state mandated benefit for health insurance.
(2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit an insurer from offering, or a purchaser from seeking, benefits in excess of the basic coverage authorized herein. Nothing in this section shall restrict the right of employees to collectively bargain for insurance providing benefits in excess of those provided herein.
(3) All forms, policies and contracts shall be submitted for approval to the Commissioner of Insurance, and the rates of any plan offered under this section shall be reasonable in relation to the benefits thereto.
SOURCES: Laws, 1992, ch. 541, Sec. 2; reenacted, 1994, ch. 329, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1994