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Zay files bill to create more health care options for Hoosiers

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 11, 2021) — State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) recently filed Senate Bill 139, which would allow existing membership associations to create and offer health care plans.

Last session, the General Assembly passed Senate Enrolled Act 184, which allows members of the Indiana Farm Bureau to purchase coverage through the organization. Similarly, SB 139 would open the door for other associations and small businesses to create and offer plans of their own.

"I believe Hoosiers should have the right to choose their health care plan based on their needs," Zay said. "This legislation would give them a true choice by creating a greater variety of options."

These plans would have fewer regulations than traditional insurance plans and create more options for Hoosiers needing health care coverage.

SB 139 has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services.


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