California Government Code
For purposes of this title, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) Board means the board described in subdivision (a) of Section 100500.
(b) Carrier means either a private health insurer holding a valid outstanding certificate of authority from the Insurance Commissioner or a health care service plan, as defined under subdivision (f) of Section 1345 of the Health and Safety Code, licensed by the Department of Managed Health Care.
(c) Exchange means the California Health Benefit Exchange established by Section 100500.
(d) Federal act means the federal Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), and any amendments to, or regulations or guidance issued under, those acts.
(e) Fund means the California Health Trust Fund established by Section 100520.
(f) Health plan and qualified health plan have the same meanings as those terms are defined in Section 1301 of the federal act.
(g) SHOP Program means the Small Business Health Options Program established by subdivision (m) of Section 100502.
(h) Supplemental coverage means coverage through a specialized health care service plan contract,
as defined in subdivision (o) of Section 1345 of the Health and Safety Code, or a specialized health insurance policy, as defined in Section 106 of the Insurance Code.
(i) This section shall become operative only if Section 2 of the act that added this section becomes inoperative pursuant to subdivision (n) of that Section 2.