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H.R. 1101: Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1101 in the House.

H.R. 1101 amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to allow small businesses to join together in association health plans (AHP) across state lines through bona fide trade associations to become larger purchasers of health insurance. Specifically, the bill relieves small businesses that form AHPs from state-mandated benefit laws that often make coverage prohibitively expensive. H.R. 1101establishes a class certification for fully-insured AHPs prescribed by the Secretary of Labor. In addition, self-funded AHPs must meet certain criteria to insure the businesses covered will be of average health risk to avoid pulling healthy individuals from the small group market. Further, the bill contains protections to ensure self-funded AHPs meet and maintain solvency standards, such as maintaining a minimum of $500,000 in surplus reserves which are reviewed quarterly by the AHP’s board of trustees. Self-funded AHPs also will be required to obtain stop-loss and indemnification insurance coverage.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


Congress
115th Congress
Date
Mar 22, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#186
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Aye D Aye D No
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Aye 236
 
 
55%
232 4
  No 175
 
 
41%
0 175
Not Voting 18
 
 
4%
4 14
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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