November 03, 2015
On Oct. 16, 2015, the Arizona Department of Insurance published an announcement on the impact of the PACE Act in Arizona. According to the announcement, Arizona will retain its existing definition of ‘small group’ insurance under ARS Sec. 20-2301(A)(21), which states that ‘small employer’ means an employer who employs at least two but not more than 50 eligible employees on a typical business day during any one calendar year. The PACE Act repeals a PPACA requirement that mandated states to define ‘small employer’ to be an employer with between one and 100 employees. Employers in the 51-100 group should work with their carriers concerning next steps with regard to their contract or policy.