Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 172

    February Session, 2008

Substitute Senate Bill No. 471

Senate, March 26, 2008

The Committee on Insurance and Real Estate reported through SEN. CRISCO of the 17th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2008

20-13j

INS

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Public Health, Dept.

GF - Cost

1,817,900

at least 285,900

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

GF - Cost

63,197

97,267

YEAR 1

 

One Time Costs

 

Costs to upgrade computer platform

$1,200,000

Consultant charges related to staff training

180,000

Supplies; postage to mail survey to 15,850 practitioners

60,000

2 Temporary clerical staff for initial data entry & follow-up

83,300

Equipment/Software

8,700

Total – One Time Costs

$1,532,000

   

Ongoing Costs

 

Department of Information Technology (DoIT) hosting fees

$120,000

3 Permanent staff (Health Program Associate, Office Assistant, IT Analyst)

165,900

Total – Ongoing Costs

$285,900

   

Total – Year 1 Costs

$1,817,900

Yea

19

Nay

0

(03/11/2008)

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1 The fringe benefit costs for state employees are budgeted centrally in the Miscellaneous Accounts administered by the Comptroller. The first year fringe benefit costs for new positions do not include pension costs. The estimated first year fringe benefit rate as a percentage of payroll is 25.36%. The state's pension contribution is based upon the prior year's certification by the actuary for the State Employees Retirement System (SERS). The SERS fringe benefit rate is 33.27%, which when combined with the rate for non-pension fringe benefits totals 58.63%.