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

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 18, 2013 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 3522


November 18, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Employee Health Care Protection Act of 2013 .


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


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 continue after such date to offer such coverage for sale during and after 2014 in such market outside of an Exchange established under section 1311 or 1321 of such Act ( 42 U.S.C. 18031 , 18041).


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.