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PIA Endorses Bill to Keep Small Group at 50 Or Under

PIA National has joined with industry colleagues to urge passage of legislation that will enable states to keep the current definition of a small group market in health insurance at 50 or fewer employees...
September 10, 2015

PIA National has joined with industry colleagues to urge passage of legislation that will enable states to keep the current definition of a small group market in health insurance at 50 or fewer employees. PIA signed a letter in support of the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employers (PACE) Act (H.R. 1624/S. 1099) which would roll back a mandated expansion of the definition to up to 100 employees planned by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legislation would allow states to keep the current definition of a small group market as 50 or fewer employees, or expand the group size if the market conditions necessitate the change.

"Removing the Affordable Care Act's mandated expansion and returning to the historical role of state determination will mitigate dramatic premium increases and allow small employers to keep their health plans," said the coalition letter, in part. The legislation has over 200 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and 30 bipartisan cosponsors in the Senate.

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