Church Health Plan Act of 2013 (S. 1164)
The Church Health Plan Act of 2013 was introduced into the Senate on June 13, 2013 as S. 1164, by Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). The bill would make necessary technical corrections to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to preserve church health plans. The bill would extend small business tax credits and individual premium tax credits to churches and their clergy and lay employees in self-insured multiple employer church health plans that provide benefits equivalent to PPACA qualified health plans. Although this bill did not pass in the 113th Congress and has now expired, a similar bill is expected to be introduced in the 114th Congress sometime in 2015.