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Budget Summary FY2012

Group Insurance Commission
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011





FISCAL YEAR 2012 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2012
Conference
FY2012
Vetoes
FY2012
GAA
Group Insurance Commission 2,562 0 2,562
Group Insurance Premium and Plan Costs 1,131,306 0 1,131,306
Municipal Partnership Act Implementation Retained Revenue 1,029 0 1,029
Retired Governmental Employees Group Insurance Premiums 340 0 340
Retired Municipal Teachers Group Insurance Premiums 64,387 0 64,387
Group Insurance Dental and Vision Benefits 9,105 0 9,105
TOTAL    1,208,728 0 1,208,728

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GROUP INSURANCE COMMISSION 1,208,727,566
 
Direct Appropriations
1108-5100 Group Insurance Commission
For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the commission shall generate the maximum amounts allowable under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, as amended, and from reimbursements allowed by sections 8, 10B, 10C and 12 of chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; and provided further, that $125,000 shall be used for wellness programs as established in Chapter 288 of the Acts of 2010
2,561,709
1108-5200 Group Insurance Premium and Plan Costs
For the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2012; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds in this item shall not be available during the accounts-payable period of fiscal year 2012, and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2012; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the division of unemployment assistance and other departments, authorities, agencies and divisions which have federal or other funds allocated to them for this purpose, for that portion of insurance premiums and plan costs as the secretary determines should be borne by such funds, and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from the several state or other funds and amounts received in payment of all such charges or such transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth's share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the amounts expended from this item for prior year costs; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall obtain reimbursement for premium and administrative expenses from other agencies and authorities not funded by state appropriation; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may charge all agencies for the commonwealth's share of the health insurance costs incurred on behalf of any employees of those agencies who are on leave of absence for a period of more than 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 150E of the General Laws and as provided in section 8 of said chapter 32A and for the purposes of section 14 of said chapter 32A, the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for state employees who have retired before July 1, 1994, shall be 90 per cent and the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for state employees who have retired on or after July 1, 1994, shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees hired on or before June 30, 2003 and their dependents shall be 80 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees hired after June 30, 2003 and their dependents shall be 75 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees who filed an application for retirement on or after August 7, 2009, and on or before October 1, 2009, for a retirement date not later than January 31, 2010, shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees who file an application for retirement after October 1, 2009, shall be 80 per cent until a different contribution rate is established under said section 8 of said chapter 32A; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by April 1 of each year of the cost of the commonwealth's projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committes on ways and means at least 90 days prior to any changes in coverage, benefits, or the schedule of copayments and deductibies for plans, offered by the group insurance commission; provided further, that the group insurance commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the group insurance commission's health plans pursuant to the commission's regulations; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report no later than December 1, 2011 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the premiums of enrollees of municipalities participating in the group insurance commission for fiscal years 2010 and 2011; and provided further, that such report shall include the premium reimbursement paid by each municipality per active enrollee by plan, the average employee premium contribution by plan for each municipality, estimates for the total premium per active enrollee by plan for each municipality and a comparison of the total premium estimate with the sum total of municipality reimbursement and average employee premium contribution
1,131,305,510
1108-5350 Retired Governmental Employees Group Insurance Premiums
For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments
340,000
1108-5400 Retired Municipal Teachers Group Insurance Premiums
For the costs of the retired municipal teachers' premiums and the audit of such premiums
64,386,762
1108-5500 Group Insurance Dental and Vision Benefits
For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for those active employees of the commonwealth, not including employees of authorities and any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits pursuant to a separate appropriation or the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that the employees shall pay 15 per cent of monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits
9,104,973

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Retained Revenues
1108-5201 Municipal Partnership Act Implementation Retained Revenue
For the costs incurred by the group insurance commission associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage pursuant to section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, that the commission may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $1,028,612 from the revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage pursuant to said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
1,028,612

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