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Chapter 627
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F.S. 627.654
627.654 Labor union, association, and small employer health alliance groups.
(1)(a) A bona fide group as defined in s. 624.438(1)(b)4., an association of employers, or a group of individuals may be insured under a policy issued to an association, including a labor union, which association has a constitution and bylaws and which has been organized for purposes in addition to that of obtaining insurance, or to the trustees of a fund established by such an association, which association or trustees shall be deemed the policyholder, insuring at least 15 individual members of the association for the benefit of persons other than the officers of the association, the association, or trustees.
(b) A small employer, as defined in s. 627.6699 and including the employer’s eligible employees and the spouses and dependents of such employees, may be insured under a policy issued to a small employer health alliance by a carrier as defined in s. 627.6699.
(2) No such policy of insurance as defined in subsection (1) may be issued to any such association or alliance, unless all individual members of such association, or all small employer members of an alliance, or all of any class or classes thereof, are declared eligible and acceptable to the insurer at the time of issuance of the policy.
(3) Any such policy issued under paragraph (1)(a) may insure the spouse or dependent children with or without the member being insured.
(4) A single master policy issued to an association, labor union, or small employer health alliance may include more than one health plan from the same insurer or affiliated insurer group as alternatives for an employer, employee, or member to select.
History.s. 587, ch. 59-205; s. 1, ch. 61-368; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 502, 523, 809(2nd), ch. 82-243; s. 79, ch. 82-386; s. 114, ch. 92-318; s. 35, ch. 2000-256; s. 2, ch. 2000-296; s. 7, ch. 2019-129; s. 3, ch. 2023-212.