OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5696

AN ACT REQUIRING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER THERAPIES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

State Comptroller – state employee health service cost

Various - Cost

None

See Below

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Various Municipalities

Cost

Potential

Potential

Explanation

The bill may impact the state employee health plan costs when the required coverage becomes effective in FY 10. It is not clear at this time if state employee health plans provide all the therapy coverage mandated by the bill. The bill's impact on state plan coverage and any impact to the state's FY 10 premium is under review by the actuary and is not available at this time.

The bill may impact municipalities that have fully insured health plans that do not currently cover the therapies required by the bill. The required coverage may result in increased premium costs when the municipalities enter into new contracts for health insurance.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.