Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1448 by Averitt (Relating to the applicability of certain laws relating to portability of certain health benefit coverage provided to school district employees.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require school districts that do not participate in the Teacher Retirement System-managed uniform group health coverage program (TRS-ActiveCare) to offer a group health benefit plan for district employees, which complies with state requirements for portability and availability. The TRS-ActiveCare program is already compliant.
Local Government Impact
To the extent that districts that do not participate in TRS-ActiveCare and do not offer a plan that is compliant with state requirements for portability and availability, there could be local cost associated with offering a compliant plan. District-level information on the characteristics of health plans is unavailable.
323 Teacher Retirement System, 454 Department of Insurance, 701 Central Education Agency