S.B. 73 – Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program Amendments Update

Senate Bill 73, Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program Amendments, sponsored by Sen. Hemmert (R), was substituted and passed by Sen. Fillmore (R) on Monday, January 29th in the Senate Retirement and Independent Entities Committee.

1st Substitute SB 73 brings state statute into alignment with current PEHP plan benefit design. Consequently, there is no change to any health plan and the bill has no fiscal impact that will lead to dramatic premium increases for employees who are enrolled in the Traditional plan or the Star plan. The bill in no way restricts the current ability of state employees to annually choose whichever plan best meets their needs.

1st Substitute SB 73 will now go to the Senate floor where UPEA will provide updates as they become available.

Click here to read the bill language.

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