HR 1050

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1050

To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 11, 2011

Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas (for himself, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. PAUL, Mr. BURGESS, Mr. CANSECO, Mrs. BLACK, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. GERLACH, and Mr. MCCAUL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. RULES GOVERNING ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.

`PART 8--RULES GOVERNING ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS

`SEC. 801. ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.

`SEC. 802. CERTIFICATION OF ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.

`SEC. 803. REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO SPONSORS AND BOARDS OF TRUSTEES.

`SEC. 804. PARTICIPATION AND COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS.

`SEC. 805. OTHER REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO PLAN DOCUMENTS, CONTRIBUTION RATES, AND BENEFIT OPTIONS.

`SEC. 806. MAINTENANCE OF RESERVES AND PROVISIONS FOR SOLVENCY FOR PLANS PROVIDING HEALTH BENEFITS IN ADDITION TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.

`SEC. 807. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS.

`SEC. 808. NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTARY TERMINATION.

`SEC. 809. CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AND MANDATORY TERMINATION.

`SEC. 810. TRUSTEESHIP BY THE SECRETARY OF INSOLVENT ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS PROVIDING HEALTH BENEFITS IN ADDITION TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.

`SEC. 811. STATE ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY.

`SEC. 812. DEFINITIONS AND RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.

`Part 8--Rules Governing Association Health Plans

SEC. 3. CLARIFICATION OF TREATMENT OF SINGLE EMPLOYER ARRANGEMENTS.

SEC. 4. ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS RELATING TO ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS.

SEC. 5. COOPERATION BETWEEN FEDERAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES.

SEC. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE AND TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER RULES.

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