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Maximum Number of Employees to Qualify as Small Employer

Concerning a change to the maximum number of employees that an employer may employ to qualify as a small employer for health-care insurance coverage.
2024 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Health Care & Health Insurance
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

For the purposes of providing health insurance coverage, current law defines a "small employer" as any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, or association that employs between one and 100 employees during a calendar year. Effective January 1, 2026, the bill amends the definition to define a "small employer" as any person that employs between one and 50 employees during a calendar year.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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