Adopted by House 3-6-08
SB715 HFA Boggs 3-6
Delegates Boggs, White, Caputo, Perdue, Hatfield, and Webster
move to amend the bill on page nine, following line one hundred
seventy-seven, by inserting the following:
§5-16-15. Optional dental, optical, disability and prepaid
retirement plan, and audiology and hearing-aid
(a) On and after the first day of July, one thousand nine
hundred eighty-nine, the director shall make available to
participants in the public employees insurance system: (1) A
dental insurance plan; (2) an optical insurance plan; (3) a
disability insurance plan; (4) a prepaid retirement insurance plan;
and (5) an audiology and hearing-aid services insurance plan.
Public employees insurance participants may elect to participate in
any one of these plans separately or in combination.
Notwithstanding anything in this article to the contrary, all All
actuarial and administrative costs of each plan shall be totally
borne by the premium payments of the participants or local
governing bodies electing to participate in that plan. The
director is authorized to employ such administrative practices and
procedures with respect to these optional plans as are authorized
for the administration of other plans under this article. The
director shall establish separate funds: (1) For deposit of dental
insurance premiums and payment of dental insurance claims; (2) for
deposit of optical insurance premium payments and payment of
optical insurance claims; (3) for deposit of disability insurance premium payments and payment of disability insurance claims; and
(4) for deposit of audiology and hearing-aid service insurance
premiums and payment of audiology and hearing-aid insurance claims.
Such funds shall not be supplemented by nor be used to supplement
any other funds.
(b) The Finance Board shall study the feasibility of an oral
health benefit for children of participants.