HB 270 -- STATE EMPLOYEES' HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Health Insurance by a vote of 10 to 0.
Currently, the state employees' health insurance benefit plan
must provide full health benefit plan coverage to participants
who are also eligible for and covered by Medicare. This bill
requires the state employees' health insurance benefit plan to
provide a health plan that offers coverage that is substantially
similar to Medicare to participants who are eligible for and
covered by Medicare as well as to participants who are eligible
for but not covered by Medicare.
FISCAL NOTE: Estimated Net Income on General Revenue Fund of
$466,875 to $933,750 in FY 2012, $933,750 to $1,867,500 in FY
2013, and $933,750 to $1,867,500 in FY 2014. Estimated Net
Income on Other State Funds of $100,725 to $201,450 in FY 2012,
$201,450 to $402,900 in FY 2013, and $201,450 to $402,900 in FY
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that currently, retirees who are
eligible for Medicare also receive a full benefit plan from
Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP). By putting these
retirees on a Medicare advantage plan, the state will save money;
and the retiree will not have any reduction or change in
coverage. The bill ensures that seniors will get the best health
care and will maximize funds. Medicare is the payer of first
resort and MCHCP is the second payer. This will allow the
contracting out for a Medicare advantage plan.
Testifying for the bill were Representative Burlison; and
Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
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96th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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