Date Requested:February 24, 2005
Time Requested:12:40 PM
Agency: Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA)
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R366 Intro HB2208
CBD Subject: State Employees Benefits
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund Retiree pay all program
Legislation creates:
Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

    The purpose of this bill is to make available to retired participants in PEIA the optional dental, vision, and audiology and hearing-aid services insurance plans that are available to current public employee participants.
    
    The Public Employees Insurance Agency made the optional dental and vision benefits available to retired participants July 1, 2004. All premium and administrative costs for the elected plans are borne strictly by the retiree.
    
    The Public Employees Insurance Agency does not offer an optional audiology or hearing-aid program.
    
    
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 0
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Chip Myers
Email Address:
cmyers@wvadmin.gov
     The Public Employees Insurance Agency does not offer an optional audiology or hearing-aid program.
    
    It is suggested that within the new language the word "shall" be replaced by the word "may" to give the Director the latitude and flexibility to include retirees in future optional benefit offerings.