|Date Requested:February 15, 2013
Time Requested:04:25 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 bill will allow members of the Legislature with no outside or supplemental sources of income besides legislative compensation to be eligible for PEIA at the same rate as other state employees. Currently, legislative members must pay the employee and employer share.
This measure could increase the costs of the Senate and House of Delegates' employer paid share of PEIA coverage. The amount of the increase would depend on the number of eligible legislators and what level of coverage that he or she would take.
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Currently legislators with PEIA coverage must pay the employee and employer share. Although minimal, it is unknown at this time how many legislators only have legislative compensation as their only source of income, thus eligible under this measure. It is also unknown what coverage an eligible legislator would take (Employee only, Employee and Children, or Family).
Currently, 5 Senators and 14 House of Delegates members are enrolled in PEIA coverage.
| Increases in costs would be due to the Senate or House payroll offices having to pay the employer share of PEIA coverage where as now the individual legislator has to pay the employee and employer share. Since it is unknown how many legislators would be eligible under this measure, below are annual cost estimates of the employer share for one legislator under each level of coverage.
Legislator Only - $2,616 annually
Legislator with Children only - $3,828 annually
Legislator with family coverage - $7,572 annually