H.R.1515 - Expansion of Portability and Health Insurance Coverage Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fawell, Harris W. [R-IL-13] (Introduced 05/01/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||06/12/1997 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 20.|
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Summary: H.R.1515 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/01/1997)
Expansion of Portability and Health Insurance Coverage Act of 1997 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to establish rules governing health plans sponsored by certain associations, including requirements for: (1) certification; (2) sponsors and boards of trustees, and treatment of franchised networks and collectively bargained plans; (3) participation and coverage of employers and individuals and of previously uninsured employees; (4) plan documents, contribution rates, and benefit options; (5) maintenance of reserves, excess-stop loss insurance, and solvency indemnification for plans providing health benefits in addition to health insurance coverage; (6) application and related matters, and notice for voluntary termination; (7) corrective actions and mandatory termination; and (8) special rules for church plans.
Revises requirements for the treatment of: (1) single employer arrangements; and (2) certain collectively bargained arrangements.
Adds requirements relating to association health plans, with respect to: (1) enforcement; and (2) State responsibilities and cooperation between Federal and State authorities.