HR 1322

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1322

To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide protection for company-provided retiree health benefits.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 1, 2011

Mr. TIERNEY (for himself, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. JONES, and Mr. ANDREWS) 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 provide protection for company-provided retiree health benefits.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

SEC. 3. RETIREE HEALTH BENEFIT PROTECTIONS IN GROUP HEALTH PLANS.

`PART 8--EMERGENCY RETIREE HEALTH BENEFIT PROTECTIONS

`SEC. 801. PROHIBITION AGAINST POST-RETIREMENT REDUCTIONS OF RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS BY GROUP HEALTH PLANS.

`SEC. 802. ADOPTION BY GROUP HEALTH PLANS OF PROVISION BARRING POST-RETIREMENT REDUCTIONS IN RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS.

`SEC. 803. RESTORATION BY GROUP HEALTH PLANS OF BENEFITS REDUCED AFTER RETIREMENT.

`SEC. 804. EXEMPTION FROM RESTORATION OF BENEFITS REQUIREMENTS.

`SEC. 805. EFFECT ON OTHER CLAIMS.

`SEC. 806. REGULATIONS.

`Part 8--Emergency Retiree Health Benefit Protections

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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