|Date Requested:February 11, 2014
Time Requested:11:45 AM
| FUND(S) |
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| This legislation will result in an increase in future costs to state government related to health insurance for civilian employees.
This legislation will also result in a decrease in future costs to state government related to the additional 240 hours of military leave when firefighters are deployed for a contingency operation.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||294,840||0|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
Currently, firefighters must be members of the military to hold a state position. Many military members elect health insurance coverage through the military's TRICARE program. This insurance is available only to members of the Armed Forces. Members that separate from the Armed Forces, but still hold a state position would have to elect state health insurance through PEIA. As a result, future state government costs would increase by $294,840 in state fiscal year 2015. In the following years, this cost will continue to increase as PEIA's premiums are increased.
Currently, firefighters are authorized an additional 240 hours of military leave when deployed for a contingency operation. The State does incur a cost for this additional military leave for civilian firefighters due to a change in the Firefighter cooperative agreement with National Guard Bureau in federal fiscal year 2013. We are currently unable to determine a financial impact because we do not know when and if a firefighter would be deployed for a contingency operation in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 or in future years.