03RS HB370


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HB 370 (BR 1020) - B. Crall, R. Damron, P. Bather

     AN ACT relating to state employee health insurance and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 18A.225 pertaining to the state employee health insurance plan to require the bid for proposals for calendar year 2004 to include a bid scenario that allows regional rating; direct that the regions shall be the partnership regions designated by the Department for Medicaid Services; provide that carriers shall not be required to bid on all counties in the region, but the carrier's bid must cover at least 75% of the state employee population of the region; provide that if a bid is accepted, the Personnel Cabinet shall award the carrier all of the counties included in the carrier's bid within the region; provide that a scoring component in the evaluation and scoring process shall be whether the carrier bids on the entire region.


     HCS - Retain the original provisions of the Act; clarify that carriers may submit bids that vary by region for a given product; delete provision providing the bid does not have to be for every county in the region and replace with a provision that bids must cover all counties in a region; delete provision requiring the Cabinet to award the carrier all counties in its bid and replace with a provision that if the Cabinet deems the bids submitted are in the best interests of state employees in a region the Cabinet may award the contract for that region to no more than two carriers; delete the provision allowing a scoring component for bidding on all counties in a region and replace with a provision that nothing in this Act prohibits the Cabinet from including other requirements or criteria in the bid for proposals; EMERGENCY.

     HCA (1/Title, C. Geveden) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Make members retired from the optional retirement plan of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System eligible for insurance through the state group.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to State Government (H)
     Feb 12-posted in committee
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 24, 2003
     Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed with100-0 Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1)
     Feb 26-received in Senate; to State and Local Government (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2003
     Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 129)

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