Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 7044
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/17/2015           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Bean)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 183 - 217
    4  and insert:
    5         (4) PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITIES.—A participant has all of
    6  the following responsibilities:
    7         (a) Complete an initial application for health benefits
    8  coverage and an annual renewal process;
    9         (b) Provide evidence annually of participation in one of
   10  the following activities at the levels required under paragraph
   11  (c):
   12         1. Proof of employment, or
   13         2. On-the-job training or job placement activities, or
   14         3. Pursuit of educational opportunities.
   15         (c) Maintain engagement annually in the required activities
   16  under paragraph (b) under the following minimum levels:
   17         1. For a parent of a child younger than 18 years of age, a
   18  minimum of 20 hours weekly.
   19         2. For a childless adult, a minimum of 30 hours weekly.
   20  For a disabled adult or caregiver of a disabled child or adult,
   21  the participant may submit a request for an exception to these
   22  requirements to the corporation. A participant shall annually
   23  submit to the department such a request for an exception to the
   24  hourly level requirements.
   25         (d) Learn and remain informed about the choices available
   26  on the FHIX marketplace and the uses of credits in the
   27  individual accounts.
   28         (e) Execute a contract with the department to acknowledge
   29  that:
   30         1. FHIX is not an entitlement and state and federal funding
   31  may end at any time;
   32         2. Failure to pay required premiums or cost sharing will
   33  result in a transition to inactive status; and
   34         3. Noncompliance with work or educational requirements will
   35  result in a transition to inactive status.
   36         (f) Select plans and other products in a timely manner.
   37         (g) Comply with all program rules and the prohibitions
   38  against fraud, as described in s. 414.39.
   39         (h) Make monthly premium and any other cost-sharing
   40  payments by the deadline.
   41         (i) Meet minimum coverage requirements by selecting a high
   42  deductible health plan combined with a health savings or health
   43  reimbursement account if not selecting a plan with more
   44  extensive coverage.