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H.R. 1304 (115th): Self-Insurance Protection Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1304 clarifies that federal regulators cannot redefine “stop-loss” insurance as “health insurance coverage” under federal law. Specifically, the legislation amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), and the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to continue allowing employers to utilize stop-loss insurance coverage, a financial risk-management tool, when offering employees health care coverage through a self-funded plan. The bill does not restrict the regulation of stop-loss insurance at the state level.

An employer who self-funds provides for employees’ medical costs by ...

Sponsor and status

David “Phil” Roe

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 6, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Mar 2, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 5, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Mar 2, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 8, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 20, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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Apr 5, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1304 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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