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HB 21-A: State Group Insurance Program


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; provides for construction.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 6/19/2015 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
5/27/2015 House • Filed
6/1/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 5
• Referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 6
6/9/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 06/10/15, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
6/10/2015 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 5 -HJ 95
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 95
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 06/11/15
6/11/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 98
• Placed on 3rd reading
6/12/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 102
• Passed; YEAS 71 NAYS 28 -HJ 103
6/12/2015 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations -SJ 37
• Received -SJ 37
6/15/2015 Senate • Original reference(s)- removed: Health Policy -SJ 40
• References corrected to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Appropriations -SJ 40
• Now in Governmental Oversight and Accountability -SJ 40
6/19/2015 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability