H.R.1085 - Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act

To impose a limitation on lifetime aggregate limits imposed by health plans. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To impose a limitation on lifetime aggregate limits imposed by health plans. as introduced.
  • Short: Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Public Health Service Act to prohibit a group health plan from imposing an aggregate lifetime benefit limit of less than: (1) $5 million for the first two plan years; (2) $10 millio

Official Summary

Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Public Health Service Act to prohibit a group health plan from imposing an aggregate lifetime benefit limit of less than:
(1) $5 million for the first two plan years;
(2) $10 million for the third and fourth plan years; and
(3) adjusted amounts based on the consumer price index for subsequent plan years. Excludes from such prohibition a group health plan offered to employees of a small employer, except upon request of the employer for a consistent limit.Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to contract with the Institute of Medicine for a study to determine the number of individuals who have reached the lifetime limitations set forth in this Act.

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