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Synopsis of Committee Amendments

Legislative Service Commission


Sub. S.B. 43
125th General Assembly
(H. Health)


S0043-125.doc/th 05/26/04




[1] Under existing law, a health insuring corporation (HIC) is an entity, such as a health maintenance organization (HMO), that provides health care coverage through participating health care providers. See R.C. 1751.01(N).
[2] Ohio law defines MEWA (multiple employer welfare arrangement) as an employee welfare benefit plan, trust, or any other arrangement, whether or not such plan, trust, or arrangement is subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), that is established or maintained for the purpose of offering or providing, through group insurance or group self-insurance programs, medical, surgical, or hospital care or benefits, or benefits in the event of sickness, accident, disability, or death, to the employees, and their dependents, of two or more employers, or to two or more self-employed individuals and their dependents. (R.C. 1731.01(F).)
[3] In general, this means employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (1974).