H.R. 2499: Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2013

Jun 25, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Jim McDermott
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district
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Jun 25, 2013
9 pages
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 25, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jun 25, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 25, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion from gross income for employer-provided health coverage for employees' spouses and dependent children to coverage provided to other eligible designated beneficiaries of employees.


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29 cosponsors (27D, 2R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) exclude from an employee's gross income employer-provided accident and health plan benefits extended to a domestic partner or non-dependent, non-spouse beneficiary eligible to receive such benefits under an employer plan (i.e., "eligible beneficiary");
(2) exempt such benefits paid to eligible beneficiaries from otherwise applicable employment and unemployment taxes;
(3) allow self-employed individuals a tax deduction for the health insurance costs of their eligible beneficiaries;
(4) allow tax-exempt voluntary employees' beneficiary associations to provide sick and accident benefits to the domestic partners and non-dependent, non-spouse beneficiaries of their members;
(5) allow reimbursement of the medical expenses of an eligible beneficiary from a health savings account (HSA); and
(6) extend tax-exempt medical benefits to the eligible beneficiaries of retired employees
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to provide guidance relating to reimbursements from a flexible spending arrangement and a health reimbursement arrangement attributable to an eligible beneficiary as defined by this Act.

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