US SB896 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Introduced on March 23 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-03-23 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Provides statutory authority for certain short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans and association health plans. The bill permits short-term, limited-duration plans to provide coverage for a period of less than 12 months, not including extensions. Under current law, such plans are exempt from certain market requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, such as coverage of individuals with preexisting conditions. The bill further permits groups or associations of employers to sponsor fully insured group health plans as if they were employers. Such plans may not discriminate based on the health factors of any prospective plan participant for the purpose of granting an employer's membership in the association or determining a participant's eligibility for benefits or premium amounts.

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Association Health Plans Act of 2021



2021-03-23SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Same As/Similar To

HB742 (Related) 2021-02-04 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
HB4547 (Related) 2021-07-20 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.


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