OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

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sSB-508

AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR INFERTILITY TREATMENT AND PROCEDURES.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

State Comptroller - Fringe Benefits

Various – Potential Future Cost

Public Health, Dept.

None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

Various Municipalities

Potential Cost

Explanation

The bill requires certain health insurance policies to cover medically necessary infertility diagnosis and treatment and specifies permissible coverage limitations and requirements. It is not possible at this time to determine if the bill will have any future impact to the state employee health insurance premium, according to the Office of the State Comptroller. Any state impact is not anticipated to occur until FY 08 when the state enters into new employee health insurance contracts.

It is anticipated that the Department of Public Health will be able to provide forms for use by clinical practices when reporting data required within Section 3 of the bill without requiring additional resources.

The bill’s impact on municipal insurance costs will vary based on existing municipal coverage. To the extent that the coverage mandated under the bill is not currently provided under a municipality’s employee health insurance policy, there could be increased municipal premium costs to provide it.