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Health and Human Services Reform

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 01, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REFORM COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Gottwalt, Chair, of the Health and Human Services Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:07 P.M. on March 1, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GOTTWALT, Steve, Chair
MACK, Tara, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
BARRETT, Bob
BENSON, Mike
FRITZ, Patti
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HOSCH, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
LOHMER, Kathy
MCDONALD, Joe
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Erin
PETERSON, Sandra
QUAM, Duane


Members excused: FRANSON, Mary
Member absent: NORTON, Kim

A quorum was present.

HF248 Loeffler Small Group Health Insurance Market Working Group recommendation enacted by repealing a requirement that small employers that do not offer group health coverage either offer, or file a form with the state stating a decision not to offer, a Section 125 plan through which employees may contribute wages to a pretax account from which to pay for individual health insurance.

Representative Benson moved approval of the minutes of February 23, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF248 be recommended to pass and be sent to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

Testifying on HF248 were Representative Loeffler and Mike Hickey, National Federation Independent Businesses (NFIB)

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF248 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 P.M.

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REP. STEVE GOTTWALT, CHAIR


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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  • HF248 (Loeffler) - Small Group Health Insurance Market Working Group recommendation enacted by repealing a requirement that small employers that do not offer group health coverage either offer, or file a form with the state stating a decision not to offer, a Section 125 plan through which employees may contribute wages to a pretax account from which to pay for individual health insurance.