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

 
[114th Congress Public Law 60]
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[[Page 129 STAT. 543]]

Public Law 114-60
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 
title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of 
         small employer. <<NOTE: Oct. 7, 2015 -  [H.R. 1624]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Protecting 
Affordable Coverage for Employees Act. 42 USC 201 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Protecting Affordable Coverage for 
Employees Act''.
SEC. 2. REVISION OF DEFINITION OF SMALL EMPLOYER UNDER HEALTH 
                    INSURANCE MARKET PROVISIONS.

    (a) PPACA Amendments.--Section 1304(b) of the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18024(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``101'' and inserting 
        ``51'';
            (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``100'' and inserting 
        ``50''; and
            (3) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows:
            ``(3) State option to extend definition of small employer.--
        Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), nothing in this section 
        shall prevent a State from applying this subsection by treating 
        as a small employer, with respect to a calendar year and a plan 
        year, an employer who employed an average of at least 1 but not 
        more than 100 employees on business days during the preceding 
        calendar year and who employs at least 1 employee on the first 
        day of the plan year.''.

    (b) PHSA Amendments.--Section 2791(e) of the Public Health Service 
Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg-91(e)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``101'' and inserting 
        ``51'';
            (2) in paragraph (4), by striking ``100'' and inserting 
        ``50''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(7) State option to extend definition of small employer.--
        Notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (4), nothing in this section 
        shall prevent a State from applying this subsection by treating 
        as a small employer, with respect to a calendar year and a plan 
        year, an employer who employed an average of at least 1 but not 
        more than 100 employees on business days during the preceding 
        calendar year and who employs at least 1 employee on the first 
        day of the plan year.''.

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    (c) Deposit of Savings Into Medicare Improvement Fund.--Section 
1898(b)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395iii(b)(1)) is 
amended by striking ``$0'' and inserting ``$205,000,000''.

    Approved October 7, 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1624:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
            Sept. 28, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 1, considered and passed Senate.

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