Pay or Play Program

The Pay or Play Program policy applies to all contracts that exceed $100,000 and/or all subcontracts that exceed $200,000 throughout the life of the contract.

The POP Program does not apply to:

All employees over the age of 18 who work at least 30 hours per week on the contract are covered.



Each covered employee must be given health insurance coverage that meets the following standards:


There are several means for an employee to be considered exempt from the POP program, including:

A full list of needed documents for the Pay or Play program are available on the Office of Business Opportunity’s website .

Department-Specific Guides:

For more information, please contact the department’s Pay or Play Coordinator, Jesse Ortiz, at 832-393-9110 or