SB 209: Tax Parity for Health Care Sharing Ministries

 

Bill Status

Awaiting a hearing in the House.


Bill History

  • 1/03/2019 Authored by Sen. Crane and referred to Health and Provider Services Committee


 

Executive Summary

SB 209 provides that an individual who is an Indiana resident and a member of a health care sharing ministry is entitled to an adjusted gross income tax deduction for a taxable year equal to the total amount of qualified health care sharing expenses paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year.

 

Analysis

SB 209 seeks to bring tax parity between those who have traditional health insurance and those who are members of a healthcare sharing ministry.  Allowing the tax deduction will serve to decrease each members’ taxable income.

 

Conclusion

SB 209 seeks to bring tax parity between those who have traditional health insurance and those who are members of a healthcare sharing ministry.  

IFI supports SB 209.