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40-2209b. Small employer healthcare plans; citation; purpose of act. (a) The provisions of K.S.A. 40-2209b through 40-2209j and 40-2209m through 40-2209o, and amendments thereto, shall be known and may be cited as the small employer health insurance availability act.

(b) The purpose and intent of the small employer health insurance availability act are to promote the availability of health insurance coverage to small employers regardless of their health status or claims experience, to prevent abusive rating practices, to require disclosure of rating practices to purchasers, to establish rules regarding renewability of coverage, to establish limitations on the use of pre-existing condition exclusions, to provide for development of "basic" and "standard" health benefit plans to be offered to all small employers, to provide for establishment of a reinsurance program, and to improve the overall fairness and efficiency of the small group health insurance market.

History: L. 1992, ch. 200, § 1; L. 2019, ch. 54, § 9; May 9.


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