|Date Requested:January 26, 2011
Time Requested:04:05 PM
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Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
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.
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):