Patrice M. Arent
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program Act to address
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ requires the Public Employees Health Plan to report to the Health and Human
15 Services Interim Committee regarding obesity;
16 ▸ outlines the requirements of the report; and
17 ▸ permits others to work with the Public Employees' Health Plan on the report.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 49-20-106, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 49-20-106 is enacted to read:
28 49-20-106. Obesity report.
29 (1) The Public Employees' Health Plan shall report to the Health and Human Services
30 Interim Committee by no later than the Health and Human Services Interim Committee's
31 November 2016 interim meeting regarding the analysis required by Subsection (2).
32 (2) For purposes of the report required by Subsection (1), the Public Employees' Health
33 Plan shall:
34 (a) estimate the costs and benefits to the Public Employees' Health Plan associated with
35 providing insurance coverage for anti-obesity treatment, including:
36 (i) counseling;
37 (ii) medication; and
38 (iii) surgery;
39 (b) compare the costs and benefits estimated under Subsection (2)(a) with the costs and
40 benefits to the Public Employees' Health Plan associated with treating diseases caused by or
41 linked to obesity, including:
42 (i) diabetes;
43 (ii) hypertension;
44 (iii) heart disease; and
45 (iv) other diseases; and
46 (c) analyze whether there would be cost savings by providing the insurance coverage
47 described in Subsection (2)(a).
48 (3) The Public Employees' Health Plan may work with other insurers or other
49 interested persons in developing the report required by this section.