Section 89: Continuous Coverage Eligibility

(a) Subject to the limitations set forth in this section, every carrier shall offer continuation coverage under a health benefit plan issued under this chapter to any qualified beneficiary who would lose coverage under that health benefit plan as the result of a qualifying event and who makes a written election for continued coverage under the health plan within the election period. [unchanged text not shown]

(iii) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any health benefit plan issued to an eligible individual or eligible small business with only one eligible employee or with greater than nineteen eligible employees. [unchanged text not shown]

Summary: 
Adds "eligible individuals" to those who do not qualify for "continuous coverage" under the state's mini-COBRA law due to the employer having only one or more than nineteen employees.