General Laws

[ Text of section effective until March 17, 2014. Repealed by 2014, 52, Sec. 8.]

  Section 17. (a) The connector shall prepare a form, to be called the employer health insurance responsibility disclosure, on which an employer shall report whether it is in compliance with chapter 151F and any other information required by the connector relative to section 18 and paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of section 69 of chapter 118E. The form shall be completed, signed and returned to the connector by every employer with 11 or more full-time equivalent employees.

  (b) Employers with 11 or more full-time equivalent employees shall notify all employees, in a manner and form prescribed by the connector, of the employer's compliance with subsection (a) and the opportunity for eligible employees to enroll in the employer's sponsored health insurance plan or the employer's cafeteria plan that is in compliance with chapter 151F.

  (c) Information that indentifies individual employees by name or health insurance status shall not be a public record, but the information shall be exchanged with the department of revenue, the commonwealth health insurance connector authority and the health care access bureau in the division of insurance under an interagency services agreement to enforce this section, sections 3 to 7A, inclusive, and sections 3, 6B and 18B of chapter 118H. An employer who knowingly falsifies or fails to file with the connector any information required by this section or by any regulation promulgated by the connector shall be punished by a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000.