S. 1049 (112th): Small Business Health Relief Act of 2011

May 23, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 2676 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 27, 2011

Jon Kyl
Senator from Arizona
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Last Updated
May 23, 2011
7 pages
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H.R. 2676 (Related)
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This bill was introduced on May 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 23, 2011
Referred to Committee May 23, 2011
Full Title

A bill to lower health premiums and increase choice for small business.


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9 cosponsors (9R) (show)

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Small Business Health Relief Act of 2011 - Repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), that:
(1) impose fines on large employers (employers with more than 50 full-time employees) who fail to offer their full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential health insurance coverage; and
(2) require such large employers to file a report with the Secretary of the Treasury on health insurance coverage provided to their full-time employees.
Repeals provision of PPACA that: (1) set limits on the annual deductible on health plans offered in the small group market, (2) allow catastrophic plans to be offered in the individual market to individuals under the age of 30, and (3) impose an annual fee on health insurance entities.
Deems high deductible health plans to meet essential health benefits coverage requirements if the enrollee has established a health savings account.
Amends the Public Health Service Act, as amended by PPACA, to repeal provision that allow a premium rate variance by age in the individual or small group market.
Repeals restrictions on payments for medications from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending arrangements to prescription drugs or insulin.
Repeals provisions limiting annual salary reduction contributions by an employee to a health flexible spending arrangement under a cafeteria plan to $2,500.
Allows a health plan to maintain its status as a grandfathered health plan regardless of any modification to the cost-sharing levels, employer contribution rates, or covered benefits. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations to clarify the application of such provision. Makes this provision effective as if included in PPACA. Voids any regulations promulgated related to such provisions before enactment of this Act.

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