Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
12/09/2019          

Safety Net Health Plan Employee Student Loan Forgiveness Fairness Act

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12/15/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/09/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5372


To clarify that employees of safety net health plans are eligible for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 9, 2019

Mr. Smith of Washington (for himself and Ms. Schrier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To clarify that employees of safety net health plans are eligible for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Safety Net Health Plan Employee Student Loan Forgiveness Fairness Act”.

SEC. 2. Public Service Loan Forgiveness for employees of safety net health plans.

(a) In general.—Section 455(m)(3) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)(3)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by inserting “at an organization that is a safety net health plan (as such term is defined in subparagraph (C)), ” after “school-based services,”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(C) SAFETY NET HEALTH PLAN.—

“(i) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘safety net health plan’ means any entity with net premiums written for health insurance for United States health risks that is described in clause (ii) or (iii) of section 57.2(b)(2) of title 26, Code of Federal Regulations (as such section is in effect on October 1, 2019).

“(ii) OTHER TERMS DEFINED.—For the purposes of this subparagraph, the terms ‘net premiums written’ and ‘United States health risks’ have the meanings given such terms in section 57.2 of title 26, Code of Federal Regulations (as such section is in effect on October 1, 2019).”.

(b) Application of amendments.—In carrying out the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program under section 455(m) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)), with respect to the calculation of the employment period of a borrower who is or was employed by a safety net health plan (as defined in such section, as amended by this Act), and the number of qualifying monthly payments made by such borrower for the purposes of loan forgiveness under such section, the Secretary of Education shall include any such employment performed, and any such monthly payments made, after the date of enactment of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (Public Law 100–15).


Picture Name From Date Type
Adam Smith D-WA 12/09/2019 Sponsor
Kim Schrier D-WA 12/09/2019 Cosponsor
Derek Kilmer D-WA 12/10/2019 Cosponsor
Denny Heck D-WA 12/19/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
12/09/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.Action By: House of Representatives
12/09/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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