State Health Plan Administrative Changes

nc-stampSB 218 –State Health Plan Administrative Changes

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R – Forsyth), Sen. Ralph Hise (R – Madison), Sen. Louis Pate (R – Wayne)

HB 299 – State Health Plan Administrative Changes

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery), Rep. Kevin Corbin (R – Macon), Rep. Mike Clampitt (R – Swain), Rep. Cody Henson (R – Henderson)

This bill was filed jointly in the House and Senate.

This bill would clarify and make administrative changes to the NC State Health plan for teachers and state employees. It would require individual retirees to pay the balance of the total premiums not paid by the state, unless it is prohibited by law. The bill defines the total premium as “the sum of the Plan’s total employer premium contribution rate plus the employee or retirees’ contribution for individual and dependent coverage.”

The bill also clarifies that children born to covered employees shall be covered at the time of birth.

The bill adds the opportunity for up to 50 percent of any unencumbered balance remaining for uncured, but unrepresented claims to be set aside by the State Treasurer.

Senate:

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on March 9, 2017. The bill was re-referred to Senate Health Care Committee on March 16, 2017. It was introduced in the Senate Health Care Committee on April 6, 2017. This bill has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations on Pensions, Compensation, and Benefits Committee.

House:

This bill was heard for discussion only in the House Health Committee on April 4, 2017.

This bill was introduced in the House Insurance Committee on April 11, 2017 by Rep.  Josh Dobson (R – Avery). This bill received a favorable report, and will now move to the House State Personnel Committee.

This bill received a favorable report in the House State Personnel Committee on April 19, 2017.

This bill was heard on the House floor on April 24, 2017. This bill passed second reading with a vote of 116-0. This bill passed third reading and will now move to the Senate.

This bill has been referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on April 25, 2017.

 
 

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