§ 3301 Declaration of public policy
§ 3302 Definitions
§ 3303 Fraternal benefit societies subject to assessment payments
§ 3304 Day of filing; computation of time
§ 3306 Reservation of power to amend or repeal chapter
§ 3307 Required employee background checks

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 19 > Chapter 33 > Subchapter I

  • Actuarial certification: means a written statement by a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, or other individual acceptable to the Commissioner, that a small employer carrier is in compliance with the provisions of § 7205 of this title, based upon an examination and including a review of the appropriate records and the actuarial assumptions and methods used by the small employer carrier in establishing premium rates for applicable health benefit plans. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Affiliation period: means a period of time not to exceed 2 months (3 months for late enrollees) during which a health maintenance organization does not collect premiums and coverage issued is not effective. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assessments: means the money payments to the State Unemployment Compensation Fund required by this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3302
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Basic health benefit plan: means a lower cost health benefit plan developed pursuant to § 7211 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Benefits: means the money payments payable to an individual, as provided in this chapter, with respect to the individual's unemployment. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3302
  • Bona fide association: means , with respect to health insurance coverage offered in Delaware, an association which:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165

  • Carrier: means any entity that provides health insurance in this State. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Case characteristics: means demographic or other objective characteristics of a small employer that are considered by the small employer carrier in the determination of premium rates for the small employer, provided that claim experience, health status and duration of coverage shall not be case characteristics for the purposes of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Class of business: means all of a carrier's business unless more than 1 class is established pursuant to § 7204 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Labor. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3302
  • Dependent: means a spouse, a child under the age of 26 years, and an unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as totally disabled and dependent upon the parent. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Eligible employee: means an employee who works on a full-time basis and has a normal work week of 30 or more hours. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Employment: means :

    (A) Any service performed prior to January 1, 1978, which was employment as defined in this paragraph prior to such date and, subject to the other provisions of this paragraph, service performed after December 31, 1977, including service in interstate commerce, by

    (i) Any officer of a corporation after December 31, 1995. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3302

  • Established geographic service area: means a geographic area, as approved by the Commissioner and based on the carrier's certificate of authority to transact insurance in this State, within which the carrier is authorized to provide coverage. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Health benefit plan: means any hospital or medical expense policy or certificate, hospital or medical service corporation contract, health maintenance organization or health service corporation subscriber contract or any other similar health contract, including a high deductible medical expense policy used in conjunction with a medical savings account, subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner available for use, offered or sold to an individual in the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Index rate: means , for each class of business as to a rating period for small employers, the arithmetic average of the applicable base premium rate and the corresponding highest premium rate. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • New business premium rate: means , for each class of business as to a rating period, the lowest premium rate charged or offered or which could have been charged or offered by the small employer carrier to small employers with similar case characteristics for newly issued health benefit plans with the same or similar coverage. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Premium: means all moneys paid by a small employer and eligible employees as a condition of receiving coverage from a small employer carrier, including any fees or other contributions associated with the health benefit plan. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Program: means the Delaware Small Employer Reinsurance Program created by § 7210 of this title [repealed]. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • qualifying existing coverage: means benefits or coverage provided under:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165

  • Rating period: means the calendar period for which premium rates established by a small employer carrier are assumed to be in effect. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Risk-assuming carrier: means a small employer carrier whose application is approved by the Commissioner pursuant to § 7209 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Small employer: means any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association that is actively engaged in business that, on at least 50% of its working days during the preceding calendar quarter, employed no more than 50 eligible employees, the majority of whom were employed within this State. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Small employer carrier: means a carrier that offers health benefit plans covering eligible employees of 1 or more small employers in this State. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Standard health benefit plan: means a health benefit plan developed pursuant to § 7211 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Waiting period: means , with respect to a group health plan and an individual who is a potential participant in or beneficiary of the plan, the period that must pass with respect to the individual before the individual is eligible for benefits under the terms of the plan. See Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307