Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2009

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2009

1108-5200 - Group Insurance Premium and Plan Costs




Account Description FY2008
GAA
FY2009
House 2
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 2009; 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 2009, and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2009; 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 that the secretary determines should be borne by these 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 these charges, and these 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 the 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 of those agencies' employees 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 chapter 32A and for the purposes of section 14 of chapter 32A, the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired on or before July 1, 1994, shall be 90 per cent and the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired after July 1, 1994, shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for active employees upon retirement shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of premiums for active state employees and their dependents where the employees' annual salary is less than $35,000 shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of premiums for active state employees and their dependents where the employees' annual salary is $35,000 or greater but less than $50,000 shall be 80 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of premiums for active state employees and their dependents where the employees' annual salary is $50,000 or greater shall be 75 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of premiums for active state employees and their dependents shall be determined annually by the active state employee's salary used or collected by the commission to calculate premiums for additional insurance established in section 10A of chapter 32A and disability insurance established in section 10D of 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; and provided further, that the group insurance commission may pay premium and plan costs for political subdivision employees, retirees and their dependents who are enrolled in the group insurance commission's health plans subject to the commission's regulations
736,866,118 756,836,673

 
 


top of page link top of page