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§ 657p.
Outreach regarding health insurance options available to children
(a)
Definitions
In this section—
(1)
the terms “Administration” and “Administrator” means the Small Business Administration and the Administrator thereof, respectively;
(2)
the term “certified development company” means a development company participating in the program under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 695 et seq.);
(3)
the term “Medicaid program” means the program established under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.);
(4)
the term “Service Corps of Retired Executives” means the Service Corps of Retired Executives authorized by section 637(b)(1) of this title;
(5)
the term “small business concern” has the meaning given that term in section 632 of this title;
(6)
the term “small business development center” means a small business development center described in section 648 of this title;
(7)
the term “State” has the meaning given that term for purposes of title XXI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397aa et seq.);
(8)
the term “State Children’s Health Insurance Program” means the State Children’s Health Insurance Program established under title XXI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397aa et seq.);
(9)
the term “task force” means the task force established under subsection (b)(1); and
(10)
the term “women’s business center” means a women’s business center described in section 656 of this title.
(b)
Establishment of task force
(1)
Establishment
(2)
Membership
(3)
Responsibilities
The campaign conducted under this subsection shall include—
(A)
efforts to educate the owners of small business concerns about the value of health coverage for children;
(B)
information regarding options available to the owners and employees of small business concerns to make insurance more affordable, including Federal and State tax deductions and credits for health care-related expenses and health insurance expenses and Federal tax exclusion for health insurance options available under employer-sponsored cafeteria plans under section 125 of title 26;
(C)
efforts to educate the owners of small business concerns about assistance available through public programs; and
(D)
efforts to educate the owners and employees of small business concerns regarding the availability of the hotline operated as part of the Insure Kids Now program of the Department of Health and Human Services.
(4)
Implementation
In carrying out this subsection, the task force may—
(A)
use any business partner of the Administration, including—
(i)
a small business development center;
(ii)
a certified development company;
(iii)
a women’s business center; and
(iv)
the Service Corps of Retired Executives;
(B)
enter into—
(i)
a memorandum of understanding with a chamber of commerce; and
(ii)
a partnership with any appropriate small business concern or health advocacy group; and
(C)
designate outreach programs at regional offices of the Department of Health and Human Services to work with district offices of the Administration.
(5)
Website
(6)
Report
(A)
In general
(B)
Contents
(Pub. L. 111–3, title VI, § 621, Feb. 4, 2009, 123 Stat. 104.)
cite as: 15 USC 657p