Amendment #2 to H.3452

Eligible individual

Mr. Moran of Boston move that the bill be amended by striking section 44 in its entirety, and replacing it with the following:



SECTION 44. Said section 1 of said chapter 176J, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition “Eligible individual” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-



"Eligible individual'', an individual who is a resident of the commonwealth and who is not seeking individual coverage to replace an employment-based health plan for which the individual or individual's dependent is eligible, which provides coverage that is at least actuarially equivalent to minimum creditable coverage; provided, however, that any person enrolled in an individual health benefit plan before September 30, 2010 shall be considered an eligible individual so long as such person continues to be a resident of the commonwealth and maintains enrollment in an individual health benefit plan; and provided further, that unless specifically stated otherwise, persons eligible to buy child-only plans and catastrophic plans shall be considered "eligible individuals'' for the purposes of this chapter; and provided further that persons eligible to receive federal advanced premium tax credits through the Exchange, as provided by federal law shall be considered "eligible individuals'' for the purposes of this chapter.