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HB 7089: State Group Insurance Program

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Brodeur ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sprowls

State Group Insurance Program; Authorizes state group insurance program to include additional benefits; authorizes employees 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; 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; directs DMS to contract with independent benefits consultant; directs DMS to provide premium alternatives to Governor & Legislature by specified date; provides criteria for calculating premium alternatives; provides appropriation & authorizes positions. APPROPRIATION: $658,762

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (AGG)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2016 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 259
1/28/2016 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee -HJ 316
2/5/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/09/16, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall
2/10/2016 House • Favorable by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 4 -HJ 438
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 438
3/2/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/04/16
3/4/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 804
• Amendment(s) adopted (150951, 470943) -HJ 805
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/7/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 853
• Passed as amended; YEAS 89 NAYS 21 -HJ 854
3/7/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations -SJ 772
• Received -SJ 772
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability