FUND(S):

2180

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

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 require accident and sickness insurance providers and health maintenance organizations to cover certain Lyme disease treatments.
    
    The WV Public Employees Insurance Agency currently covers Lyme disease treatment with the exception of unproven or experimental in nature.
    
    This legislation is amending the Insurance Commission code relating to private accident and sickness, group accident and sickness and health maintenance organizations. It is not unusual but standard for all of these policies to exclude or deny treatment of unproven or experimental in nature claims.
    
    At this time the Public Employees Insurance Agency has no clinical, financial, or other informational means to estimate what the potential cost of this legislation would be.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2008
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2009
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


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    



Memorandum


    This bill is amending the Insurance Commission code, it may be worthwhile to have a Fiscal Note Request sent to them. Person submitting Fiscal Note: Chip Myers
     Email Address: CLIFFORD.M.MYERS@WV.GOV