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  • CO HB1235
  • Financial Relief Defray Individual Health Plan Cost
Introduced
(3/8/2017)
In Committee
(4/19/2017)
Crossed Over
(4/19/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
(4/24/2017)
2017 Regular Session
The bill creates a financial relief program, available from July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018, to provide financial assistance to individuals and their families who spend more than 15% of their household income on individual health insurance premiums. The Colorado health benefit exchange (exchange) is to oversee the program, and counties may elect to administer the program in their counties. For any county that opts not to administer the program, the exchange is to administer the program in that county. Financial relief is available to individuals and families determined eligible based on the following: The individual or family enrolled in and paid premiums for a bronze, silver, or gold level individual health benefit plan purchased through the exchange; The individual or family has a household income of more than 400%, but not more than 500%, of the federal poverty line; The individual or family does not have access to a government-sponsored program, such as medicaid or medicare, or an affordable employer-sponsored plan; and The individual or family pays more than 15% of the household income on premiums for the plan. The exchange is to certify that an individual or family has enrolled in one of the specified health benefit plans, the premium amount of the plan, the household income of the individual or family, and that the individual or family does not have access to a government-sponsored program or employer-sponsored plan. The amount of financial relief is calculated based on the cost of the premium for the lowest-cost bronze health benefit plan available to the individual or family through the exchange, minus an amount equal to 15% of the individual's or family's household income. The general assembly is to appropriate money from the general fund to provide financial assistance to individuals who qualify under the program. A carrier offering individual health benefit plans on the exchange must permit an individual to purchase an individual health benefit plan on the exchange during a special enrollment period that begins June 1, 2017, and ends August 1, 2017, for plans effective through December 31, 2017. For the 2018 plan year, individuals are subject to the standard open enrollment period specified in law. The program repeals on July 1, 2019, unless congress enacts and the president signs legislation repealing the advance premium tax credit authorized under federal law, in which case the program repeals upon the date of the repeal of said tax credit.
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Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely  (on 4/24/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
4/24/2017 S Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
4/24/2017 Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee Hearing (13:30 4/24/2017 Room LSB-A)
4/19/2017 S Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
4/17/2017 H House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/13/2017 H House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/13/2017 H House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
4/13/2017 Appropriations Hearing (08:15 4/13/2017 Room LSB-A)
3/30/2017 Health, Insurance, & Environment Hearing (13:30 3/30/2017 Room 0107)
3/30/2017 H House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
3/23/2017 Health, Insurance, & Environment Hearing (13:30 3/23/2017 Room 0107)
3/8/2017 H Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 4/24/2017 Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: Postpone House Bill 17-1235 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. 3 2 0
Detail 4/24/2017 Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs: Postpone House Bill 17-1235 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. 3 2 0
Detail 4/17/2017 House: Third Reading 42 22 1
Detail 4/13/2017 House Appropriations: Refer House Bill 17-1235, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. 8 5 0
Detail 4/13/2017 House Appropriations: Adopt amendment J.001 0 0 13
Detail 3/30/2017 House Health, Insurance, & Environment: Refer House Bill 17-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 6 5 0
Detail 3/30/2017 House Health, Insurance, & Environment: Refer House Bill 17-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 6 5 0
Detail 3/30/2017 House Health, Insurance, & Environment: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G) to House Bill 17-1235. 6 5 0