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STATE HEALTH INSURANCE AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Don L. Ipson

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Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

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             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             27          This bill is repealed on December 30, 2011.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


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             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 provides health insurance to employees,
             36      retirees, and their families;
             37          (b) methods to improve the quality of health care for employees, retirees, and their
             38      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; and
             47          (iii) the structure and risk bearing role of the Public Employees' Benefit Plan Program.
             48          (2) The Legislature's Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee shall
             49      receive input from public employees, the Department of Human Resource Management, local
             50      governments, political subdivisions, and other interested stake holders and on or before
             51      November 30, 2011, recommend legislation necessary to implement the recommendations of
             52      the interim committee.
             53          (3) The Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program shall provide technical
             54      assistance and information to the Legislature's Retirement and Independent Entities Interim
             55      Committee when requested by the interim committee.
             56          Section 2. Repeal date.
             57          This bill is repealed on December 30, 2011.


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