See MAIN Employer Definition Page for entire law…
NOPE – See HR 1624 Below!!! However, CA could do it on their own
For plan years commencing on or after January 1, 2016, any person, firm, proprietary or nonprofit corporation, partnership, public agency, or association that is actively engaged in business or service, that, on at least 50 percent of its working days during the preceding calendar quarter or preceding calendar year, employed at least one, but no more than 100, eligible employees,
[Blue Cross FAQ’s 4.14.2015] There might be large premium increases as these groups go into the Small Group Market – where rating factors are limited and may lose large group purchasing power, discounts and group’s experience. Blue Shield Bulletin 7.9.2015 Click here for our Excel census form for your FREE Quote in CA or enter it ONLINE.
[Some companies say one employee who could waive off if they have other group coverage and others say a common law employee MUST enroll. Email us Steve@SteveShorr.com for a specific answer in your situation. See Participation Requirements]
Legislation might be coming to change this CA Healthline 9.21.2015