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CS/HB 7157: 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; provides for expiration of implementation plan; 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; deletes requirement that DMS base decision as to whether to implement certain 90-day supply limit on determination that it would be in best financial interest of state; revises pharmacy dispensing fee; authorizes retail pharmacy to fill 90-day supply of certain drugs; repeals reversion of provisions relating to state employees' prescription drug program; directs DMS to provide premium alternatives to Governor & Legislature by specified date; provides criteria for calculating premium alternatives; provides that GAA shall establish premiums for enrollees that reflect differences in benefit design & value among plan options; provides appropriation & authorizes positions. APPROPRIATION: $809,978

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5003 (Ch. 2014-53)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/21/2014 House • Filed
3/24/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 329
3/27/2014 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee -HJ 387
4/8/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 04/10/14, 1:00 pm, Webster Hall
4/10/2014 House • CS by- Appropriations Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 10 -HJ 531
4/11/2014 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 527
4/15/2014 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 540
4/22/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/14
4/24/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 696
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/25/2014 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 756
• CS passed; YEAS 73 NAYS 42 -HJ 757
4/25/2014 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 710
• Received -SJ 710
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 5003 (Ch. 2014-53)