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Legal Memorandum: Fair and Reasonable Premium Contribution

Issue: Under Massachusetts’s law and the ActProviding Access to Affordable, Quality, Accountable Health Care, 2006 Mass. Acts ch. 58 (the ‘Act’)and the corresponding regulations (114.5 Mass. Code Regs. 16.00, 17.00, 18.0 (proposed June 30, 2006; to be effective Oct. 1, 2006)), to what extent may an employer pass on the premium cost to its employees?

Area of Law: Employee Law, Insurance Law
Keywords: Fair and reasonable contribution; Employees' health care insurance premiums.
Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: 2006 Mass. Acts ch. 58; 114.5 Mass. Code Regs. 16.00, 17.00, 18.0
Date: 08/01/2006

There were no specific provisions located in the Act or proposed regulations.  However, the contributing employer must make a fair and reasonable contribution to its employees’ health care insurance premiums.

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