OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-5963

AN ACT CONCERNING TREATMENT OR CARE PROVIDED BY RELIGIOUS NONMEDICAL PROVIDERS UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES OR HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the state employee and retiree health plan or municipal health plans as the bill does not require health plans to include religious non-medical providers in their network. In addition, in practice health plan carriers, including those in the state plan, only include licensed providers in their networks. The state does not currently license religious non-medical providers. Lastly, the state health plan only provides coverage for care deemed “medically necessary”; the provisions of the bill restrict the services of the religious provider to non-medical in nature and therefore would not be covered by the plan.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None