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CS/HB 7097: State Group Insurance Program

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Health and Human Services Committee ; Brodeur

State Group Insurance Program; Revises applicability of certain definitions regarding state group insurance program; defines term "plan year"; authorizes program to include additional benefits; authorizes employee to use certain portion of state's contribution to purchase additional & supplemental benefits; provides for program to offer health plans in specified benefit coverage levels; provides for DMS to develop plan for implementation of benefit levels; provides reporting requirements; authorizes additional benefits to be included in program; provides that DMS shall contract with at least one entity that provides comprehensive pricing & inclusive services for surgery & other medical procedures; provides contract & reporting requirements; provides for DMS to establish 3-year price transparency pilot project in certain areas of state; provides project & reporting requirements; directs DMS to contract with independent benefits consultant; provides requirements for & duties of consultant; provides reporting requirement; directs DMS to provide premium alternatives to Governor & Legislature by specified date; provides criteria for calculating premium alternatives; establishes premiums for participants for specified plans & coverage periods; provides appropriation & authorizes positions. APPROPRIATION: $658,762

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 4/28/2015 House - Died on Calendar
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/19/2015 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 269
3/24/2015 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee -HJ 294
3/27/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/31/15, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/31/2015 House • CS by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 8 -HJ 444
4/6/2015 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
4/7/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 444
• CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 443
4/28/2015 House • Died on Calendar