OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
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AN ACT MANDATING INSURANCE COVERAGE OF ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS AND EXPANDING MANDATED HEALTH BENEFITS FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.
As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4243)
House Calendar No.: 117
OFA Fiscal Note
State Impact: None
FY 19 $
FY 20 $
The bill is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the state health plan, non-grandfathered fully-insured municipal plans, and self-insured municipal plans as these plans comply with the coverage requirements of the bill in accordance with current federal and state law or are exempt under federal law.
The bill's coverage provisions may result in increased premiums for grandfathered fully-insured municipal plans to comply with the coverage requirements of the bill to the extent they are outside of the plans' current plan design.1 Any additional coverage requirements will be reflected in increased premium costs for the municipality when they enter into new health insurance contracts after January 1, 2019.2
House “A” struck the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact and results in the impact identified above.
The Out Years
The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future and be reflected in future premiums.
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.
1 Grandfathered plans are exempt from certain coverage requirements articulated in the federal Affordable Care Act, including the essential health benefit provisions.
2 Grandfathered plans include most group health insurance plans and some individual plans created or purchased on or before March 23, 2010.