Bona Fide Association Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 300gg-91 (Title 42; The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 6A; The Public Health Service Requirements Relating to Health Insurance Coverage Definitions; Miscellaneous Provisions), the term "bona fide association" means, “with respect to health insurance coverage offered in a State, an association which--

(A) has been actively in existence for at least 5 years;

(B) has been formed and maintained in good faith for purposes other than obtaining insurance;

(C) does not condition membership in the association on any health status-related factor relating to an individual (including an employee of an employer or a dependent of an employee);

(D) makes health insurance coverage offered through the association available to all members regardless of any health status-related factor relating to such members (or individuals eligible for coverage through a member);

(E) does not make health insurance coverage offered through the association available other than in connection with a member of the association; and

(F) meets such additional requirements as may be imposed under State law.”