STATE HEALTH PLAN/STATUTORY CHANGES.-AB

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 232 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES STATUTES, AS REQUESTED BY THE STATE HEALTH PLAN.
Intro. by Dockham.

Status: Ch. SL 2013-324 (House Action) (Jul 23 2013)

Bill History:

H 232/S.L. 2013-324

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 24 2013 - More information

    AN ACT TO MAKE TECHNICAL AND OTHER CHANGES TO THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES STATUTES, AS REQUESTED BY THE STATE HEALTH PLAN. Enacted July 23, 2013. Section 1 and the amendment to GS 135-48.43(a)(2) made in Section 4 are effective January 1, 2015, and apply to plan years beginning on or after that date. Section 3 and 4, except for the amendment to GS 135-48.43(a)(2) made in Section 4, are effective January 1, 2014, and apply to plan years beginning on or after that date. The remainder is effective July 23, 2013.


  • Summary date: Jul 15 2013 - More information

    Conference committee makes the following changes to the 4th edition.

    Deletes all of the provisions of the previous edition's effective date clause.

    Adds a new effective date that provides that Section 1 and the amendment to GS 135-48.43(a)(2) made in Section 4 of the act become effective January 1, 2015, applying to plan years beginning on or after that date. Section 3 and Section 4, except for the amendment to GS 135-48.43(a)(2) made in Section 4, become effective January 1, 2014, applying to plan years beginning on or after that date. The remainder of this act is effective when it becomes law.

     


  • Summary date: Jun 26 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Amends the enactment clause, providing that Sections 1 (amending GS 135-48.40) and 4 (amending GS 135-48.43) of the act become effective January 1, 2014, and Section 3 becomes effective July 1, 2013 (previously, Sections 1, 3, and 4 became effective on July 1, 2013).


  • Summary date: May 15 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed changes to GS 135-48.30, which was amended to allow the State Treasurer to adopt, implement, and administer population health management programs as well as wellness programs or incentives. Makes conforming changes.


  • Summary date: Mar 28 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 135-48.40(b)(1) to provide that all full-time employees (was, permanent full-time employees)of an employing unit are eligible for coverage under the State Health Plan (Plan) on a partially contributory basis subject to the provisions of GS 135-48.43. Deletes requirements regarding hours worked per week and months worked per calendar year as factors in determining eligibility for coverage under the Plan.Insteadstates that the full-time status of an employee will be determined by the employing unit under Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code and the applicable regulations, as amended. Effective July 1, 2013.

    Amends GS 135-48.43 regarding the effective dates of coverage. Provides that employees and retirees who satisfy the eligibility requirements of GS 135-48.40, as amended by this act, will be offered coverage with effective dates as specified in this section. Amends the effective date for new employees to provide that new employees are eligible to apply for coverage on the first day of the month following the date that the employee is determined by the employing unit to be a full-time employee as defined in GS 135-48.40(b)(1), as amended in this act, or if later, the first day of any applicable stability periods established by the employing unit under the provisions of Section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code and the applicable regulations, as amended. Further amends this section to delete age requirements regarding enrollment when first eligible for the employee or the employee's dependentsand to delete the requirement for a 12-month waiting period fora preexisting health condition. Effective July 1, 2013.


  • Summary date: Mar 5 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 135-48.30(a)(5) to allow the State Treasurer to adopt, implement, and administer population health management programs as well as wellness programs or incentives.

    Amends GS 135-48.40(b)(1), eliminating conditions for permanent full-time employees to qualify for coverage. Makes technical changes. Effective July 1, 2013.

    Repeals GS 135-48.40(b)(2), concerning eligibility of permanent hourly employees working at least half of the workdays of each pay period.

    Amends GS 135-48.42(e), adding retirees to class of people eligible to change coverage elections. Effective July 1, 2013.

    Amends GS 135-48.43(b)(3), concerning coverage effective dates, to amend language to read "retiring employees not enrolled or not adding dependents age 19 and older when first eligible after an employee's retirement may enroll at a later time during annual enrollment, but may be subject to a 12-month waiting period for preexisting conditions..." (was, may enroll later on the first of any following month but will be subject to a 12-month waiting period). Effective July 1, 2013.

    Amends GS 135-48.51(9), correcting the title of GS 58-3-265 to Prohibition on managed care provider incentives (was, Payment obligations for covered services).

    Amends GS 147-86.23, Interest and penalties, to state that the section does not apply to the North Carolina State Health Plan for past-due account receivables related to premiums and claims payments.

     

     


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