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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 627
INSURANCE RATES AND CONTRACTS
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F.S. 627.66997
627.66997 Stop-loss insurance.
(1) A self-insured health benefit plan established or maintained by a small employer, as defined in s. 627.6699(3)(v), is exempt from s. 627.6699 and may use a stop-loss insurance policy issued to the employer. For purposes of this subsection, the term “stop-loss insurance policy” means an insurance policy issued to a small employer which covers the small employer’s obligation for the excess cost of medical care on an equivalent basis per employee provided under a self-insured health benefit plan.
(a) A small employer stop-loss insurance policy is considered a health insurance policy and is subject to s. 627.6699 if the policy has an aggregate attachment point that is lower than the greatest of:
1. Two thousand dollars multiplied by the number of employees;
2. One hundred twenty percent of expected claims, as determined by the stop-loss insurer in accordance with actuarial standards of practice; or
3. Twenty thousand dollars.
(b) Once claims under the small employer health benefit plan reach the aggregate attachment point set forth in paragraph (a), the stop-loss insurance policy authorized under this section must cover 100 percent of all claims that exceed the aggregate attachment point.
(2) A self-insured health benefit plan established or maintained by an employer with 51 or more covered employees is considered health insurance if the plan’s stop-loss coverage, as defined in former s. 627.6482(14), has an aggregate attachment point that is lower than the greater of:
(a) One hundred ten percent of expected claims, as determined by the stop-loss insurer in accordance with actuarial standards of practice; or
(b) Twenty thousand dollars.
(3) Stop-loss insurance carriers shall use a consistent basis for determining the number of an employer’s covered employees. Such basis may include, but is not limited to, the average number of employees employed annually or at a uniform time.
History.s. 2, ch. 2015-121; s. 21, ch. 2016-11.