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Unformatted text preview: (d) FREE CHOICE VOUCHER.— (1) AMOUNT.— (A) IN GENERAL.—The amount of any free choice voucher provided under subsection (a) shall be equal to the monthly portion of the cost of the eligible employer- sponsored plan which would have been paid by the employer if the employee were covered under the plan with respect to which the employer pays the largest portion of the cost of the plan. Such amount shall be equal to the amount the employer would pay for an employee with self-only coverage unless such employee elects family cov-erage (in which case such amount shall be the amount the employer would pay for family coverage). (B) DETERMINATION OF COST.—The cost of any health plan shall be determined under the rules similar to the rules of section 2204 of the Public Health Service Act, except that such amount shall be adjusted for age and category of enrollment in accordance with regulations established by the Secretary. (2) USE OF VOUCHERS.—An Exchange shall credit the amount of any free choice voucher provided under subsection (a) to the monthly premium of any qualified health plan in the Exchange in which the qualified employee is enrolled and the offering employer shall pay any amounts so credited to the Exchange. (3) PAYMENT OF EXCESS AMOUNTS.—If the amount of the free choice voucher exceeds the amount of the premium of the qualified health plan in which the qualified employee is enrolled for such month, such excess shall be paid to the employee. (e) OTHER DEFINITIONS.—Any term used in this section which is also used in section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall have the meaning given such term under such section 5000A. (f) EXCLUSION FROM INCOME FOR EMPLOYEE.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Part III of subchapter B of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after section 139C the following new section: ‘‘SEC. 139D. FREE CHOICE VOUCHERS. ‘‘Gross income shall not include the amount of any free choice voucher provided by an employer under section 10108 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to the extent that the amount of such voucher does not exceed the amount paid for a qualified health plan (as defined in section 1301 of such Act) by the tax-payer.’’. VerDate Nov 24 2008 18:12 Apr 23, 2010 Jkt 000000 PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 6655 Sfmt 6501 C:\TEMP\PPACA-CONSOLIDATED_003.XML HOLCPC April 23, 2010 (6:12 p.m.) F:\P11\NHI\COMP\PPACA-CONSOLIDATED_003.XML f:\VHLC\042310\042310.200.xml (466008|3) Ppaca & Hcera; Public Laws 111-148 & 111-152: Consolidated Print—156 (2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections for part III of subchapter B of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 139C the following new item: ‘‘Sec. 139D. Free choice vouchers.’’....
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