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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 365         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1290

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to health reimbursement accounts..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

 

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Michael O. Moore

 

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

 

James B. Eldridge

 

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 365        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1290

By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1290) of Lewis, Eldridge, Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to health reimbursement accounts [Joint Committee on Public Service].

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1047 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to health reimbursement accounts..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.   Chapter 32B is hereby amended by inserting after section 19 the following section: - Section 19A:  Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a political subdivision which transfers its subscribers to the commission under subsection (e) may provide health reimbursement accounts to reimburse subscribers who incur more than $1,500 in qualified medical expenses per calendar year.  The health reimbursement accounts shall be subject to coalition bargaining.

              SECTION 2.   Section 2 of Chapter 32B is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (j) the following subsection:- (k) “Health Reimbursement Account”, a federally-recognized tax-exempt health benefit program that allows an employer to reimburse qualified medical expenses paid by employees.

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