02RS HB821


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HB 821 (BR 2520) - T. Pullin, J. Vincent

     AN ACT relating to health insurance.
     Amend KRS 18A.225 to provide that carriers bidding to offer health care coverage to state employees shall bid on geographic areas of one million persons or more as designated by the Personnel Cabinet.


     HCA (1, D. Ford) - Encourage the Personnel Cabinet to study whether it is fair and reasonable and in the best interests of the state group to allow a carrier to submit bids that may vary county by county or by larger geographic areas.

     SFA (1, D. Williams) - Amend KRS 18A.225 to provide that if a state employee's residence and place of employment are in the same county and if the hospital located within that county does not offer certain listed services, the state employee may select a plan available in a contiguous county that does provide those services; provide that the state contribution for the plan shall be the amount available in the county where the plan selected is located.

     Mar 1-introduced in House
     Mar 4-to Banking and Insurance (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee; posting waived
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2002
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 91-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 15-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Banking and Insurance (S)
     Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 28-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 29-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 29, 2002; 3rd reading, passed 31-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Apr 1-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1)
     Apr 2-House refused to concur in Senate floor amendment (1)
     Apr 15-received in Senate; returned to House; motion not to concur reconsidered (do not change PASSED status); House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1) ; passed 97-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 23-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 345)

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