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SF 1254

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/09/2015 01:23pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to MNsure; requiring the commissioner of commerce to seek federal
approval to allow small businesses health care tax credit for enrollment occurring
in small group health plans outside of MNsure.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginEXPANDED ACCESS TO THE SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH CARE
TAX CREDIT.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of commerce, in consultation with the board of directors of
MNsure and the MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee, shall develop a proposal to
allow small employers the ability to receive the small business health care tax credit
when the small employer pays the premiums on behalf of employees enrolled in either a
qualified health plan offered through a small business health options program (SHOP)
marketplace or a small group health plan offered outside of the small health options
program marketplace within MNsure. To be eligible for the tax credit, the small employer
must meet the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, except that employees may be
enrolled in a small group health plan product offered outside of MNsure.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall seek all federal waivers and approvals necessary
to implement this proposal. The commissioner shall submit a draft proposal to the
MNsure Board and the MNsure Legislative Oversight Committee at least 30 days before
submitting a final proposal to the federal government, and shall notify the board and
Legislative Oversight Committee of any federal decision or action received regarding the
proposal and submitted waiver.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end