§33-46A-9. Study of health plans, taxation, unemployment and
labor laws; self-funded plans prohibited.
(a) The Joint Committee on Government and Finance shall, in
consultation with the Insurance Commissioner, the Secretary of the
Department of Revenue and the Secretary of the Department of
Commerce, study the issue of PEO sponsorship of and involvement in
employee health plans, including their role in insuring the
uninsured and underinsured and their impact on the small group
market, as well issues related to how the operation of PEOs affects
other areas such as taxation and unemployment insurance. The Joint
Committee shall report back to the Legislature on or before the
thirty-first day of December, two-thousand eight on its findings,
conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any
legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations.
(b) PEOs are expressly prohibited from self-funding health
plans for covered employees.