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Text of the Improved Employee Access to Health Insurance Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on October 15, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 15, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3821

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 15, 2009

(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

A BILL

To prevent States from limiting employers from using auto-enrollment for employee health insurance coverage.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improved Employee Access to Health Insurance Act of 2009.

2.

Limitations on State restrictions on employer auto-enrollment

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Construction

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—

(1)

with payroll; or—

(2)

the sponsoring of employer sponsored health insurance coverage,

except to the extent that such standard or requirement prevents an employer from instituting the auto-enrollment process described in subsection (a).