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 insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services.
    
    Presently the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) health care benefit does not include providing maternity coverage for dependents other than the spouse of PEIA members.
    
    Assumption will made that passage of this legislation will only impact dependent children ranging to age 26. For purpose of this projection it is estimated that there will be 27 births in the 15-19 age category and 603 births in the 20-26 age category. It is also estimated that there will be 2,821 contraceptive users.
    
    The total expected increase in medical health care costs trended at 8% for the next three fiscal years is anticipated to be $11,700,000. This breaks down to $2,940,000 for contraceptives and $8,760,000 for pregnancy. The costs to cover this additional benefit would either have to come from the General Revenue Fund in the form of an appropriation or by increasing premium to both employees and employers.
    
    FY-2012 $3,600,000
    
    FY-2013 $3,900,000
    
    FY-2014 $4,200,000
    
    TOTAL $11,700,000
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2011
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2012
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


     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Chip Myers
     Email Address: clifford.m.myers@wv.gov