Text: S.1699 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/13/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1699


To permit individuals to renew certain health insurance coverage offered in the individual or small group markets and to provide that such individuals would not be subject to the individual mandate penalty.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 13, 2013

Mr. Udall of Colorado (for himself and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To permit individuals to renew certain health insurance coverage offered in the individual or small group markets and to provide that such individuals would not be subject to the individual mandate penalty.

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 “Continuous Coverage Act”.

SEC. 2. Providing individuals with the opportunity to renew their health insurance coverage.

Notwithstanding any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111–148) or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152), and the amendments made by such Acts—

(1) a health insurance insurer shall offer an individual the opportunity to renew enrollment in health insurance coverage offered in the individual market if such individual was enrolled in such coverage on September 30, 2013, and such individual continues to meet the requirements of eligibility for such coverage (such as timely payment of premiums);

(2) an individual may renew enrollment in health insurance coverage described in paragraph (1) for plan years through December 31, 2015;

(3) health insurance coverage described in paragraph (1) shall not be required to meet the requirements of 1302 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18022); and

(4) health insurance coverage described in paragraph (1) shall be deemed to be minimum essential coverage for purposes of section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986l.


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