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General Assembly



January Session, 2009

LCO No. 7726



Offered by:


REP. HAMZY, 78th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 6582

File No. 259

Cal. No. 225

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) The Comptroller shall offer to state employees, not later than the expiration of the current agreement for health and welfare benefits for state employees negotiated pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (f) of section 5-278 of the general statutes, the option to establish a high deductible health plan, as defined in Section 220(c)(2) or Section 223(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, and a health savings account as set forth in Section 223 of said Internal Revenue Code. The Comptroller may enter into such contracts as necessary to implement the provisions of this section. The State of Connecticut and the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition may negotiate such plan or account. "