2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Health Insurance Co-Payment Study (language only)

Item 543 #1h

Item 543 #1h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations

Page 471, after line 33, insert:
"G.1.  The Department of Human Resource Management shall conduct a review of the state employee health insurance program, including the prescription drug insurance program.  The review shall address, but not be limited to, a review of the benefits available through the various health insurance programs, options for limiting the increase in health services co-payments and employer and employee premiums, and the extent to which the co-payments for drugs purchased on an outpatient basis can be consistent with co-payments for prescription drugs purchased through mail order pharmacies.  The Department shall report its findings to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2001.
2.  In preparing this study, the Department shall cooperate with the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.  The Committees shall make periodic inquiries on the progress and content of the study."

(This amendment requires the Department of Human Resource Management to conduct a review of the cost of the state employee health plans and the services provided through these plans.)