Ins. Code Section 1501.153
(a)This chapter does not require a small employer to make an employer contribution to the premium paid to a small employer health benefit plan issuer, but the issuer may require an employer contribution in accordance with the issuer’s usual and customary practices applicable to the issuer’s employer group health benefit plans in this state. The issuer shall apply the employer contribution level uniformly to each small employer offered or issued coverage by the issuer in this state.
(a-1)Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a small employer health benefit plan issuer may offer a small employer the option of a small employer health benefit plan for which the employer is required to contribute 100 percent of the premium paid. A plan offered under this subsection may be offered in addition to a plan offered by the issuer in accordance with Subsection (a) that requires a lower percentage of the premium paid to be contributed by the employer. A plan issued under this subsection must require the employer to contribute 100 percent of the premium paid for each eligible participating employee.
(b)If two or more small employer health benefit plan issuers participate in a purchasing cooperative established under Section 1501.056 (Private Purchasing Cooperatives and Health Group Cooperatives), each participating issuer may use the employer contribution requirement established by the cooperative for policies marketed by the cooperative.
(c)A small employer that elects to make an employer contribution to the premium paid to a small employer health benefit plan issuer is not required to pay any amount with respect to an employee who elects not to be covered.
(d)A small employer may elect to pay the premium for additional coverage.
Section 1501.153 — Employer Contribution,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/IN/htm/IN.1501.htm#1501.153 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).