H. R. 3821
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 15, 2009
Mr. Deal of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Blunt, and Mr. Buyer) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
To prevent States from limiting employers from using auto-enrollment for employee health insurance coverage.
This Act may be cited as the
Improved Employee Access to Health
Insurance Act of 2009.
Limitations on State restrictions on employer auto-enrollment
No State shall establish a law that prevents an employer from instituting an auto-enrollment process for coverage of a participant or beneficiary under a group health plan, or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan, so long as the participant or beneficiary has the option of declining such coverage.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede State law which establishes, implements, or continues in effect any standard or requirement relating to employers in connection—
with payroll; or—
the sponsoring of employer sponsored health insurance coverage,