Date Requested:February 14, 2005
Time Requested:11:47 AM
Agency: Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA)
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2005R250 intro SB37
CBD Subject: birth control coverage mandated
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 insurers to cover the cost of contraceptives acquired by covered persons, just as it would for nay other medication.
    
    This legislation will not have a direct impact on the Public Employees Insurance Agency. However, it will have an indirect impact due to coverage offered under managed care plans.
    
    The conclusions below assume all dependents will receive the benefit in managed care plans covered by the PEIA. It is assumed that 30% of female dependents aged 15-24 years of age will use the benefit that currently 50% of female members or spouses use. The population exposure for the contraception benefit is approximately 25,700 women between the ages of 18 and 44 years of age. Finally, the costs related to this benefit expansion in FY-2006 and FY-2007 have included a 19% cost increase to conform to the projected drug trend for the plan. Estimated costs for FY-2005 $105,000, FY-2006 $125,000, FY-2007 $149,000 for a total cost of the three fiscal years of $379,000.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
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
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Chip Myers
Email Address:
cmyers@wvadmin.gov