SB 1406

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce
Business, Industry, & Commerce

Companion Bill

HB 1635

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Brandon Creighton


John Smithee

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements.

Bill Analysis

SB 1406 would amend the Insurance Code to allow the Insurance Commissioner to apply to and negotiate with the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to obtain a state innovation waiver for federal actuarial value and health plan coverage requirements on small employer health benefit plans.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our free market and limited government principles by taking a measure to decrease the burden of federal regulations on private small group health plans. It is not the role of government to regulate coverage offered by private insurers, therefore we support SB 1406.