OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6310

AN ACT CONCERNING CONTRACTS WITH OPHTHALMOLOGISTS AND OPTOMETRISTS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill's provisions do not result in a fiscal impact to the state employee health plan or fully insured municipalities. The bill requires equal access to HMO plans for ophthalmologists and optometrists if the HMO provides these services. The bill does not require coverage of these services if they are not currently provided. Current law requires an HMO providing ophthalmologic care benefits to also provide optometric care.

Due to federal law self insured municipalities are exempt from state health insurance mandates.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None