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H.B. 404

This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM by rday. --> PLEASE NOTE:
THIS DOCUMENT INCLUDES BOTH THE BILL AND ALSO A TRANSMITTAL LETTER THAT CONTAINS PASSED AMENDMENTS BUT NOT INCORPORATED INTO THE BILL.


March 10, 2011


Madam Speaker:

    The Senate passed H.B. 404, STATE HEALTH INSURANCE AMENDMENTS, by Representative D. Ipson, with the following amendments:

1.    Page 2, Lines 35 through 37
    House Floor Amendments
    3-8-2011 :
    

             35          (a) improvements to the way in which the state   , local governments, and political
             36      subdivisions provide  
  provides   health insurance to employees, retirees, and their families;
             37          (b) methods to improve the quality of health care   and choice of health care coverage  

and it is transmitted to the House for consideration.

        Respectfully,



        Annette B. Moore
        Secretary of the Senate

16 hb0404.wpd 11:00 pm CJD/rday


This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:17 AM by jeyring. -->              1     
STATE HEALTH INSURANCE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Don L. Ipson

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill enacts uncodified language that requires a study by the Legislature's
             10      Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee of changes in the way the state
             11      provides health insurance to its employees, retirees, and their families.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires the Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee to study the
             15      way the state provides health insurance to its employees, retirees, and their families;
             16          .    establishes the issues to be studied by the interim committee;
             17          .    requires the Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee to coordinate
             18      its study of health insurance benefits for state employees with the study by the
             19      Health System Reform Task Force of the operations of the Health Insurance
             20      Exchange;
             21          .    requires the interim committee to consult with stake holders; and
             22          .    requires the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program to provide assistance
             23      and information to the interim committee.
             24      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          This bill is repealed on December 30, 2011.


             28      Uncodified Material Affected:
             29      ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
             30     
             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Retirement and independent entities study.
             33          (1) The Legislature's Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee shall
             34      review and make recommendations on the following issues:
             35          (a) improvements to the way in which the state, local governments, and political
             36      subdivisions provide health insurance to employees, retirees, and their families;
             37          (b) methods to improve the quality of health care and choice of health care coverage
             38      for employees, retirees, and their families;
             39          (c) methods to engage an employee as an informed consumer in the health care
             40      decisions made by the employee;
             41          (d) methods for the state to better control state expenditures on health care; and
             42          (e) optimal use of the assets and competencies of the Public Employees' Benefit and
             43      Insurance Program, including:
             44          (i) the type of health insurance benefits offered by the state;
             45          (ii) the structure and type of contributions made by the state for employee health
             46      insurance benefits; H. and .H
             47      (iii) the structure and risk bearing role of the Public Employees' Benefit Plan Program H. . [ ;
             48      and
             49          (iv) the relationship between the Health Insurance Exchange and the state's employee
             50      health insurance benefits.
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             51          (2) The Legislature's Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee shall H. [ :
             52          (a) coordinate the study required by this section with the study conducted by the Health
             53      System Reform Task Force regarding the relationship of the Health Insurance Exchange and
             54      health insurance benefits for state employees, retirees, and their families;
             55          (b)
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receive input from public employees, the Department of Human Resource
             56      Management, local governments, political subdivisions, and other interested stake
             56a      holders H. [ ; and
             57          (c)
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on or before November 30, 2011, recommend legislation necessary to
             57a      implement
             58      the recommendations of the interim committee.


             59          (3) The Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program shall provide technical
             60      assistance and information to the Legislature's Retirement and Independent Entities Interim
             61      Committee when requested by the interim committee.
             62          Section 2. Repeal date.
             63          This bill is repealed on December 30, 2011.




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