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H.R. 3522 (113th): Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 11, 2014 (Passed the House).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3522

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2014 .

2.

If you like your group health insurance plan, you can keep it

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (including any amendment made by such Act or by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010), a health insurance issuer that has in effect health insurance coverage in the group market on any date during 2013 may after such date offer such coverage for sale through December 31, 2018, in such market outside of an Exchange established under section 1311 or 1321 of such Act ( 42 U.S.C. 18031 , 18041). A group health plan shall not be treated as not complying with the requirements of such Act (or the amendments made by such Acts) insofar as it provides health benefits through health insurance coverage that is permitted under the previous sentence.

(b)

Treatment as grandfathered health plan in satisfaction of minimum essential coverage

Health insurance coverage described in subsection (a) shall be treated as a grandfathered health plan for purposes of the amendment made by section 1501(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

(c)

Construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the authority of States with respect to the regulation of health insurance coverage in the group market.

Passed the House of Representatives September 11, 2014.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.