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PIA-endorsed Bill to Keep Small Groups at 50 May Get House Vote

This week, PIA is urging the House of Representatives to take up the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employers Act (H.R. 1624/S. 1099)...
September 15, 2015

This week, PIA is urging the House of Representatives to take up the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employers (PACE) Act (H.R. 1624 / S. 1099). PIA has endorsed this bill, which would enable states to keep the current definition of a small group market in health insurance at 50 or fewer employees.

PIA has joined with a coalition of groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in support of the PACE Act, which would roll back a planned expansion by the federal government of the definition of small groups to up to 100 employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) President and Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen testified before Congress on Sept. 9 in favor of the PACE Act, which would enable states to define small group insurance, and Lindeen stressed that states know best the unique insurance dynamics at play in their markets.

PIA Letter of Support for PACE Act