OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

http: //www. cga. ct. gov/ofa

May 12, 2011

CORRECTION

To Fiscal Note on LCO No. 5945

sSB-10, File No. 55

AN ACT CONCERNING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BREAST MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.

The fiscal note for LCO 5945 referenced a sunset period in the underlying bill, sSB 10, inadvertently. Consequently, there would be a fiscal impact to fully insured municipalities irrespective of their contract renewal schedule.

The fiscal impact in the out years is also corrected. The fiscal impact identified in the original fiscal note would continue into the future subject to inflation. In addition, the federal health care reform act requires that, effective January 1, 2014; all states must establish a health benefit exchange, which will offer qualified plans that must include a federally defined essential benefits package. While states are allowed to mandate benefits in excess of the basic package, the federal law appears to require the state to pay the cost of any such additional mandated benefits. The extent of these costs will depend on the mandates included in the federal essential benefit package, which have not yet been determined. Neither the agency nor mechanism for the state to pay these costs has been established.