H.R.1897 - Healthy Workforce Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 04/02/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||04/02/2009 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1897 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/02/2009)
Healthy Workforce Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow employers a 50% tax credit for the costs of providing employees with a qualified wellness program. Defines "qualified wellness program" as a program that is certified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and that consists of a health awareness and education component, a behavioral change component, and a supportive environment component. Terminates such credit after 2017.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to institute an outreach program to inform businesses about the availability of such wellness program tax credit.