ERISA Legislation Continues to Pick Up Support
January 29, 2014
While the outlook for passage of Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation amending the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (H.R. 1798) remains in question, it continues to draw bipartisan support. As of this week, the bill has 32 cosponsors, 18 Democrats and 14 Republicans. The bill would require all self-insured health plans that offer dental benefits to provide uniform coordination of benefits and would also require them to permit assignment of benefits. The bill also would permit consumers to designate payment of dental benefits to a provider who is not participating in the network.