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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1874         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1233

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

George N. Peterson, Jr. and William Smitty Pignatelli

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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 Accepting Spousal or Parental Coverage Under Fair Share.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Michael O. Moore

 

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1874        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1233

By Messrs. Peterson of Grafton and Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1233) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael O. Moore and George N. Peterson, Jr. relative to qualifying health insurance coverage.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act Relative to Accepting Spousal or Parental Coverage Under Fair Share.
 

              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.  Section 188 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 19, the word “equivalent”. 

              SECTION 2. Subsection (c) of section 188 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following paragraph:

              (11) For the purpose of the fair share contribution compliance test, an employer may count employees that have qualifying health insurance coverage from a spouse, a parent, a veteran’s plan, Medicare, Medicaid, or a plan or plans due to a disability or retirement towards their qualifying take-up rate as a “contributing employer”, as defined by the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. The employer is still required to offer group medical insurance and must keep and maintain proof of their employee’s insurance status.”.

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