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House Tax Writers Approve Common Sense Health Care Fix

Jun 17, 2016

The Small Business Healthcare Relief Act, a NECA-supported measure promoted by the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) was approved by the House Ways and Means Committee on June 15. NECA is a member of SBLC. The legislation is designed to address the fact that, under current law, employers who do not sponsor a group health plan but instead reimburse their employees for their premiums for obtaining individual health coverage are violating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and are running the risk of being liable for an excise tax of $100 per day per reimbursed employee (or $36,500 per employee per year).