TITLE XXXVII
INSURANCE

CHAPTER 420-M
PURCHASING ALLIANCES

Section 420-M:2

    420-M:2 Definitions. –
In this chapter:
I. "Commissioner" means the insurance commissioner.
II. "Eligible dependents" means "eligible dependents" as defined in RSA 420-G:2, V.
III. "Eligible employee" means "eligible employee" as defined in RSA 420-G:2, VI.
IV. "Employee enrollee" means an eligible employee, self-employed individual, or an eligible dependent of an eligible employee who is enrolled in a health benefit plan offered through an alliance by a participating carrier.
V. "Health benefit plan" means "health coverage" as defined in RSA 420-G:2, IX.
VI. "Health carrier" or "carrier" means "health carrier" as defined in RSA 420-G:2, VIII.
VII. "Member employer" means an employer who enrolls in an alliance.
VIII. "Participating carrier" means a carrier that contracts with the alliance.
IX. "Purchasing alliance" or "alliance" means a non-risk bearing corporation or other entity licensed pursuant to RSA 420-G:10-a that provides health insurance coverage to member employers and their employees.

[Paragraph X effective until 60 days after certification by the insurance commissioner that 29 C.F.R. section 2510.3-5(b) is valid and that issues raised in State of New York v. United States Department of Labor have been resolved, but not later than December 1, 2021; see also paragraph X set out below.]


X. "Qualified purchasing alliance" means a purchasing alliance that has obtained certification from the commissioner under RSA 420-M:13 as a qualified purchasing alliance with authority to operate in the same manner as a qualified association trust pursuant to RSA 420-G:10.

[Paragraph X effective 60 days after certification by the insurance commissioner that 29 C.F.R. section 2510.3-5(b) is valid and that issues raised in State of New York v. United States Department of Labor have been resolved, but not later than December 1, 2021; see also paragraph X set out above.]


X. "Qualified purchasing alliance" means a purchasing alliance that has obtained certification from the commissioner under RSA 420-M:13 as a qualified purchasing alliance with authority to sponsor fully-insured bona fide pathway II association coverage under RSA 415-E.
XI. "Small employer" means "small employer" as defined in RSA 420-G:2, XVI.

Source. 2010, 346:1, eff. July 20, 2010. 2019, 346:410.