GOP Senate Bill Would Nix ACA Fee Relief For Unions

Law360, Los Angeles (November 19, 2013, 4:02 PM EST) -- Republican senators rolled out legislation on Tuesday that would prevent unions from dodging an Affordable Care Act fee to be levied against businesses, charities and faith-based organizations for each employee whose health insurance they cover.

Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, and eight other GOP senators introduced the Union Tax Fairness Act, which would require the reinsurance fee to be applied equally to all health insurance issuers and group health plans.

The legislation came less than a week after the senators urged...
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