2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Electronic Explanation of Benefits (language only)

Item 84 #1c

Item 84 #1c

Administration of Health Insurance

Page 68, after line 23, insert:
"G. The Department of Human Resource Management, in consultation with all providers of the state employee health insurance program, shall develop a plan to implement a provision for the electronic distribution of the explanation of benefits statements to all employees to the greatest extent allowed under federal law.  The Department shall present a recommendation for implementation of this plan, including an analysis of projected cost savings from eliminating paper explanation of benefit statements, to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2013."

(This amendment directs the Department of Human Resource Management to develop a plan to convert to a mandatory provision for the electronic distribution of explanation of health benefits to employees. The purpose of this plan is to reduce costs by eliminating paper statements.)