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Health Insurance Reform House Bill 19

Here is a new bill that would allow employers to contribute towards individual health plans.
SB019_L.003 1.20.11
SENATE COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE REPORT
Committee on Health and Human Services.
SB11-019 be amended as follows:
1 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
2 substitute:
3 “SECTION 1. 10-16-105.2, Colorado Revised Statutes, is
4 amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION to read:
5 10-16-105.2. Small employer health insurance availability
6 program. (1.5) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A
7 SMALL EMPLOYER THAT DOES NOT HAVE, AND HAS NOT HAD IN THE
8 PREVIOUS TWELVE MONTHS, A SMALL GROUP HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN
9 PROVIDING COVERAGE TO ITS EMPLOYEES UNDER THIS ARTICLE MAY
10 REIMBURSE AN EMPLOYEE, WHETHER THROUGH WAGE ADJUSTMENTS,
11 HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY
12 PORTION OF THE PREMIUM FOR A HEALTH COVERAGE PLAN THAT IS NOT A
13 SMALL GROUP HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR
14 EMPLOYEES OF THE SMALL EMPLOYER.
15 SECTION 2 Effective date – applicability. This act shall take
16 effect upon passage and shall apply to payments or reimbursements to
17 employees of small employers for the costs of health insurance premiums
18 on or after said date.
19 SECTION 3 Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
20 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
21 preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.”.

SB019_L.003 1.20.11SENATE COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE REPORTCommittee on Health and Human Services.SB11-019 be amended as follows:1 Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and2 substitute:3 “SECTION 1. 10-16-105.2, Colorado Revised Statutes, is4 amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION to read:5 10-16-105.2. Small employer health insurance availability6 program. (1.5) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A7 SMALL EMPLOYER THAT DOES NOT HAVE, AND HAS NOT HAD IN THE8 PREVIOUS TWELVE MONTHS, A SMALL GROUP HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN9 PROVIDING COVERAGE TO ITS EMPLOYEES UNDER THIS ARTICLE MAY10 REIMBURSE AN EMPLOYEE, WHETHER THROUGH WAGE ADJUSTMENTS,11 HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENTS, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY12 PORTION OF THE PREMIUM FOR A HEALTH COVERAGE PLAN THAT IS NOT A13 SMALL GROUP HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR14 EMPLOYEES OF THE SMALL EMPLOYER.15 SECTION 2 Effective date – applicability. This act shall take16 effect upon passage and shall apply to payments or reimbursements to17 employees of small employers for the costs of health insurance premiums18 on or after said date.19 SECTION 3 Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,20 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate21 preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.”.

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