OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5023

AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR WOUND CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 6587

File Copy No.: 9

House Calendar No.: 71

Senate Calendar No.: 526

OFA Fiscal Note

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The amendment makes any existing mandated health benefit optional, yet requires insurers to offer them as an optional benefit that may be purchased separately. It should be noted that state employee and retiree health benefits are subject to collective bargaining. To the extent that the state is able to reduce benefits offered under the state employee and retiree health plan, potential savings may result in FY 12 upon contract renewal.

The amendment may result in potential savings to municipalities to the extent that municipalities reduce benefits offered upon contract renewal on or after January 1, 2010.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.