Under existing law, the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP) Board, on or before each January 1, is required to certify to the Governor and Legislature the amounts necessary to fund coverage for benefits under PEEHIP for active and retired employees for the ensuing fiscal year as a monthly premium for each active member
The Legislature is required to set the premium rate in the annual appropriation bill. Also under existing law, PEEHIP has the authority to establish or change deductibles and co-pays, impose new or increase existing fees, surcharges, and premiums, and determine the particular benefits covered
This bill would require the certification by PEEHIP to be the amount necessary to fund PEEHIP at the same level of benefits, deductibles and co-pays, and fees, surcharges, and premiums as the current fiscal year and would provide that PEEHIP could only establish or increase co-pays or deductibles, impose new fees, surcharges, or premiums, increase existing fees, surcharges, or premiums, or reduce coverage if the Legislature failed to appropriate the amount certified
Relating to the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP), to amend Section 16-25A-8 of the Code of Alabama 1975, to require PEEHIP to request sufficient funds each year to continue to fund the plan at the same level as the current year without a change in co-pays, deductibles, fees, surcharges, premiums, or benefits.
|February 9, 2017||H||Rereferred from State Government to Ways and Means Education|
|February 7, 2017||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means Education|
|Bill Text||HB20 Alabama 2017 Session - Introduced|