Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 10 of chapter 176A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Any plan whereby such a corporation agrees with a group of two or more persons or with the employer, employers or representatives of a group of two or more persons to furnish hospital benefits and reimbursement for other health services to said persons alone or to their dependents also and where the enrollment in such group is on a basis precluding individual selection, shall be considered a group hospital service plan.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of chapter 176B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Any agreement between a medical service corporation and a group of two or more persons or with the employer, employers or other representatives of such group whereby the medical service corporation undertakes to furnish benefits for medical service to said persons and to their covered dependents, if any, shall be considered a group medical service agreement; provided, however, that eligible persons in a group who are enrollees under a group health maintenance contract, as defined in section one of chapter one hundred and seventy-six G, shall be included for purposes of determining the number of persons within a group having a medical service agreement.