SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber’s (D-San Diego) AB 784, which would establish a 13-member advisory committee to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care benefits for In-Home Supportive Services, providers passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 with a 13-4 vote.
California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program pays for services to help qualified individuals remain safely at home. Currently it is unclear how the Affordable Care Act will affect the IHSS provider-employer relationship for purposes of providing health care benefits to IHSS providers.
“An advisory committee dedicated to determining the appropriate employer for purposes of providing health benefits will ensure that there is a clear delineation as to who is responsible for providing health benefits to providers of in-home support services,” said Assemblymember Weber.
AB 784 is sponsored by the United Domestic Workers and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. AB 784 will next be heard in the Assembly Human Services Committee on April 30, 2013.