California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 1357.602

(a) A health care service plan providing or arranging for the provision of basic health care services to small employers shall be subject to this article if either of the following conditions are met:

(1) Any portion of the premium is paid by a small employer, or any covered individual is reimbursed, whether through wage adjustments or otherwise, by a small employer for any portion of the premium.

(2) The plan contract is treated by the small employer or any of the covered individuals as part of a plan or program for the purposes of Section 106 or 162 of the Internal Revenue Code  1.

(b) This article shall not apply to health care service plan contracts for coverage of Medicare services pursuant to contracts with the United States government, Medicare supplement, Medi-Cal contracts with the State Department of Health Care Services, long-term care coverage, or specialized health care service plan contracts.

1 Internal Revenue Code sections are in Title 26 of the U.S.C.A.

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