OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6308

AN ACT CONCERNING HEALTHCARE REFORM.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8460

File Copy No.: 868

House Calendar No.: 282

Senate Calendar No.: 592

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The amendment requires the Comptroller to forward all applications for participation in the partnership plan, as established in the underlying bill, to a health care actuary for review, irrespective of whether or not the application is for all or part of the employers' employee or retiree pool. It is anticipate the Office of the State Comptroller will incur additional actuarial costs in order to comply with the provisions of the amendment. The cost would depend on the number of applications the Comptroller has reviewed which is not known.

The amendment may mitigate the potential costs described in the fiscal note for the underlying bill, to the extent that the Comptroller denies coverage for entire groups whose participation would shift a significant portion of risk to the state employee plan and potentially increase costs to the plan.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.