Free Rider Surcharge

Section 8 (Part 1): Commonwealth Care Trust Fund

Creates a Commonwealth Care Trust Fund that will receive revenue generated from the Fair Share Contribution, the Free Rider Surcharge, and other revenue that will be used to pay for subsidized health insurance and Medicaid rate increases.

Section 44: Employer Free Rider Surcharge

Sets out provisions governing assessment of Free Rider surcharge on certain employers who do not offer health benefits to their employees based on the number of employees, the use of the Free Care Pool, total state-funded costs, and the percentage of employees enrolled in the employer’s health plan.