H.R.3202 - Reservist Health Care Continuity Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 09/30/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/13/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (09/30/2003)
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3202 Introduced in House (IH)] 1st Session H. R. 3202 To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that employers of members of the National Guard and the reserve components of the Armed Forces who are called to active duty continue to offer health care coverage for dependents of such members, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 30, 2003 Mr. Andrews introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that employers of members of the National Guard and the reserve components of the Armed Forces who are called to active duty continue to offer health care coverage for dependents of such members, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Reservist Health Care Continuity Act''. SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF EMPLOYER HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR ENTIRE PERIOD OF ABSENCE FOR DEPENDENTS OF NATIONAL GUARDSMEN AND RESERVISTS CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY. Section 4317(a)(1)(A) of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by inserting ``(i) in the case of an employer with 20 or fewer employees'' after ``(A)''; and (2) by adding at the end the following new clause: ``(ii) in the case of an employer with more than 20 employees, the period of such absence; or''. SEC. 3. REQUIREMENT FOR GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT FOR EMPLOYER SHARE OF HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS. Section 4317(a) of such title is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(4) The Secretary of Defense shall reimburse an employer for the employer share of any premiums for health care coverage provided pursuant to this section to a person performing service in the uniformed services for each month during the period of such service.''. <all>