Anticipating a political move against stop-loss insurance plans,Congressional Republicans have introduced a bill to more closelydefine stop-loss insurance so that it cannot be lumped in withtraditional health insurance for purposes of complying with thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Stop-Loss Insurance Protection Act was introduced by Sen.Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, and Senate HELP Committee Chairman LamarAlexander, R-Tennessee, and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tennessee, to “ensurethat employers can continue providing quality health benefits totheir employees through self-insured group health plans,” said arelease from Roe's office.

The measure is designed to deflect any attempt by the WhiteHouse to include stop-loss coverage that protects employers fromhealth claims from being labeled as health coverage.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.