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Second Substitute H.B. 105

Representative Rebecca D. Lockhart proposes the following substitute bill:




Sponsor: Rebecca D. Lockhart

             5      This act relates to Health Insurance. The act modifies the Insurance Code and the Utah
             6      State Retirement Act to require health coverage offered to the state employees' risk pool to
             7      adopt health insurance mandates proposed for other accident and health insurance plans.
             8      The act takes effect on July 1, 2002. The act provides a coordination clause.
             9      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             10      ENACTS:
             11          31A-22-605.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             12          49-8-406, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             13      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             14          Section 1. Section 31A-22-605.5 is enacted to read:
             15          31A-22-605.5. Application.
             16          (1) For purposes of this section "insurance mandate" means a mandatory obligation with
             17      respect to coverage, benefits, or the number or types providers imposed on policies of accident and
             18      health insurance.
             19          (2) (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 31A-1-103 (3)(f), any law imposed
             20      under this title that becomes effective after January 1, 2002, which provides for an insurance
             21      mandate for policies of accident and health insurance shall also apply to health coverage offered
             22      to the state employees' risk pool under Section 49-8-201 .
             23          (b) If health coverage offered to the state employees' risk pool under Section 49-8-201
             24      offers coverage in the same manner and to the same extent as the coverage required by the
             25      insurance mandate imposed under this title or coverage that is greater than the insurance mandate

             26      imposed under this title, the coverage offered to state employees under Section 49-8-201 will be
             27      considered in compliance with the insurance mandate.
             28          (c) The program regulated under Section 49-8-201 shall report to the Quasi-Governmental
             29      Entities Interim Committee by November 30 of each year in which a mandate is imposed under
             30      the provisions of this section. The report shall include the costs and benefits of the particular
             31      mandatory obligation.
             32          Section 2. Section 49-8-406 is enacted to read:
             33          49-8-406. Insurance mandates.
             34          Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 31A-1-103 (3)(f), health coverage offered to
             35      the state employee risk pool under Section 49-8-201 shall comply with the provisions of Section
             36      31A-22-605.5 .
             37          Section 3. Effective date.
             38          This act takes effect on July 1, 2002.
             39          Section 4. Coordination clause.
             40          If this bill and H.B. 250, Retirement Law Recodification, both pass, it is the intent of the
             41      Legislature that:
             42          (1) the provisions of the coordination clause in this bill supersede the provisions of the
             43      coordination clause in H.B. 250 with respect to this bill; and
             44          (2) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall make the following
             45      changes in preparing the database for publication:
             46          (a) references in H.B. 105 to "Section 49-8-201 " shall be changed to "Subsection
             47      49-20-202 (1)(a)"; and
             48          (b) Section " 49-8-406 " in this bill be renumbered to " 49-20-407 ".

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