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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Small Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House

Small Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Small Business Health Care Relief Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide an exception from certain group health plan requirements for qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements.


Actions Overview (5)

Date
06/21/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H4021-4022)
06/21/2016Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
06/21/2016Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
06/21/2016Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-634, Part I.
06/10/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (20)

Date Chamber
09/19/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
06/23/2016SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 526.
06/22/2016SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
06/21/2016-6:24pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/21/2016-6:24pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4021-4022)
06/21/2016-6:11pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5447.
06/21/2016-6:11pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4021-4024)
06/21/2016-6:11pmHouseMr. Boustany moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/21/2016HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 493.
06/21/2016HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
06/21/2016HouseCommittee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
06/21/2016HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 114-634, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/15/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/15/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/15/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
06/10/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
06/10/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
06/10/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
06/10/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
06/10/2016HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (59)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 06/10/2016
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 06/15/2016
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] 06/15/2016
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 06/15/2016
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 06/15/2016
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 06/15/2016
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 06/15/2016
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] 06/15/2016
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 06/15/2016
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 06/15/2016
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 06/15/2016
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 06/15/2016
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 06/15/2016
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 06/15/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 06/15/2016
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 06/15/2016
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/15/2016
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 06/15/2016
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 06/15/2016
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 06/15/2016
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/15/2016
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/15/2016
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 06/15/2016
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 06/15/2016
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 06/15/2016
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 06/15/2016
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 06/15/2016
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 06/16/2016
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 06/16/2016
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 06/16/2016
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 06/16/2016
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 06/16/2016
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/16/2016
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 06/16/2016
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 06/21/2016
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 06/21/2016
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 06/21/2016
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 06/21/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 06/21/2016
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 06/21/2016
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 06/21/2016
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 06/21/2016
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 06/21/2016
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 06/21/2016
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 06/21/2016
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 06/21/2016
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 06/21/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 06/21/2016
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 06/21/2016
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 06/21/2016
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 06/21/2016
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 06/21/2016
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 06/21/2016
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 06/21/2016
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 06/21/2016
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 06/21/2016
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 06/21/2016
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 06/21/2016
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/21/2016

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means06/10/2016 Referred to
06/15/2016 Markup by
06/21/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-634
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health06/15/2016 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce06/10/2016 Referred to
06/21/2016 Discharged from
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions09/19/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce06/10/2016 Referred to
06/21/2016 Discharged from

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Subjects (7)


Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (06/21/2016)

Small Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and other laws to exempt qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) from certain requirements that apply to group health plans.

A qualified small employer HRA is offered by employers that have fewer than 50 full-time employees and do not offer group health plans to any of their employees. A qualified small employer HRA must:

  • be provided on the same terms to all eligible employees of the employer;
  • be funded solely by the employer without salary reduction contributions;
  • provide, after an employee provides proof of coverage, for the payment or reimbursement of medical expenses of the employee and family members; and
  • limit annual payments and reimbursements to specified dollar amounts.

HRAs that meet these requirements are not considered group health plans and are exempt from various requirements that apply to group health plans, including coverage and cost-sharing requirements. (Under current law, employers that sponsor group health plans that do not meet specified requirements are subject to an excise tax.)

Coverage and payments under a qualified HRA are excluded from gross income, unless the employee does not have minimum essential coverage for the month in which the medical care was provided.

Employers offering a qualified HRA must notify employees in advance regarding permitted benefits and report benefit information on W-2 forms and to health exchanges.

The bill sets forth requirements for determining whether an employee covered under an HRA is also eligible for premium subsidies under PPACA.