HB 1231

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to the state employee benefits; amending
3s. 110.123, F.S.; providing for separate benefit plans and
4different levels of state contributions for officers and
5employees exempt from career service; providing an
6exception for State University System employees; amending
7s. 110.1239, F.S.; subjecting premium levels necessary for
8full funding of the state group health insurance program
9to certain requirements; providing an effective date.
11Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13     Section 1.  Paragraph (f) of subsection (3) and paragraph
14(c) of subsection (4) of section 110.123, Florida Statutes, are
15amended to read:
16     110.123  State group insurance program.-
18     (f)  Except as provided for in subparagraph (h)2., the
19state contribution toward the cost of any plan in the state
20group insurance program shall be uniform with respect to all
21state employees in a state collective bargaining unit
22participating in the same coverage tier in the same plan. This
23section does not prohibit the development of Separate benefit
24plans for officers and employees exempt from the career service
25other than employees of the State University System or the
26development of separate benefit plans for each collective
27bargaining unit other than employees of the State University
28System may be developed but must be developed consistent with
29the requirements of this paragraph.
32     (c)  During each policy or budget year, no state agency
33shall contribute a greater dollar amount of the premium cost for
34its officers or employees for any plan option under the state
35group insurance program than any other agency for similar
36officers and employees, nor shall any greater dollar amount of
37premium cost be made for employees in one state collective
38bargaining unit than for those in any other state collective
39bargaining unit. Nothing in this section prohibits the use of
40Different levels of state contributions for positions exempt
41from career service other than positions in the State University
42System may be used but must be used consistent with the
43requirements of this paragraph.
44     Section 2.  Subsection (2) of section 110.1239, Florida
45Statutes, is amended to read:
46     110.1239  State group health insurance program funding.-It
47is the intent of the Legislature that the state group health
48insurance program be managed, administered, operated, and funded
49in such a manner as to maximize the protection of state employee
50health insurance benefits. Inherent in this intent is the
51recognition that the health insurance liabilities attributable
52to the benefits offered state employees should be fairly,
53orderly, and equitably funded. Accordingly:
54     (2)  The Governor, in the Governor's recommended budget,
55shall provide premium rates necessary for full funding of the
56state group health insurance program, and the Legislature shall
57provide in the General Appropriations Act for a premium level
58necessary for full funding of the state group health insurance
59program consistent with the requirements of s. 110.123(3)(f) and
61     Section 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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