OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6668

AN ACT CONCERNING PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8136

File Copy No.: 222

House Calendar No.: 186

Senate Calendar No.: 526


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact:

Municipalities

Effect

FY 18 $

FY 19 $

Various Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

See Below

See Below

Explanation

Section 501 of the amendment does not result in a fiscal impact to the state or non-grandfathered municipal health plans as the amendment precludes employees who are enrolled in health plans which provide coverage of essential health benefits as defined by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) from enrolling in the special enrollment period established in the amendment.

There will be a cost to grandfathered fully-insured municipal plans that do not provide coverage for essential health benefits as defined by the PPACA, however the cost is limited as the amendment restricts the special enrollment period to those individuals who have a pregnancy certified not more than 30 days after its commencement. The impact will be reflected in premiums for policies with coverage after January 1, 2018.

Section 502 of the amendment does not result in a cost to the state or municipalities as it pertains to individual health insurance policies.

Sections 503 and 504 make technical and conforming changes which do not result in a fiscal impact.

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.