Massachusetts Proposes New Regulations on Employer Health Care Mandates

July 27, 2006
1 minutes
Harvey D. Cotton ,
Peter L. Ebb
Timothy M. McCrystal ,
Daniel T. Roble
New regulations proposed by the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy provide awaited guidance on certain employer obligations under the recently enacted Massachusetts health care reform legislation. The proposed regulations, which would become effective in October 2006, define a “fair and reasonable premium contribution,” address the surcharge to be levied on certain employers to reimburse the state for the cost of state-funded health care services received by their employees and their employees' dependents, and set forth employer and employee disclosure requirements related to access to and coverage under health insurance. For a more detailed analysis of the proposed regulations, including information about upcoming public hearings, click "Download PDF."