fbpx Skip to main content

Public Policy Newsletter Article

Senator Patricia Bates Introduces Bill to Allow Continuation of High-Quality Association Health Plans

  • 2021-02-25T16:00:00.000+0000
  • Author: Jimmy Jackson

As many of you know, the Biocom Beyond Benefits program offers an affordable, quality benefit health care option for small and mid-size Biocom member companies. Due to discrepancies between state law and federal ERISA statutes which govern health plans, the future of all such association-based health plans is in jeopardy. At Biocom California’s request, Senator Patricia Bates has introduced SB 718, which will make clear such plans are permitted in California.

The exact parameters of the bill are still coming together, and we will share them and ask our members to get engaged in the very near future. Biocom California thanks Senator Bates for stepping up on behalf of small and mid-size life science companies throughout California to strive to allow them to continue to offer exceptional quality, competitive health care benefits in a highly competitive labor market.