Summary: H.R.1624 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 114-60 (10/07/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on September 28, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Public Health Service Act to include employers with 51 to 100 employees as large employers for purposes of health insurance markets. States have the option to treat these employers as small employers. Currently under PPACA, employers with 51 to 100 employees are small employers, but before January 1, 2016, states have the option to treat them as large employers. (Under PPACA, health insurance offered in the small group market must meet certain requirements that do not apply to the large group market, including the requirement to cover the essential health benefits.)

Funds are made available to the Medicare Improvement Fund for services provided during and after FY2020.