Analysis

Synopsis:

 Senate Bill 21 (SB21) Relates to retiree health care by modifying certain definitions in the Retiree Healthy Care Act to conform to the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Senate Bill also repeals provisions of law relating to discount prescription drug programs.

Analysis:

 Senate Bill 21 (SB21) This bill makes changes to the definition of an eligible dependent, which means a person who obtains health care coverage base upon that person’s relationship to an eligible retiree, one of which has been an unmarried person who has now been stricken. Also, age eligibility has been modified from nineteen to now read twenty-six. 
Further, the paragraph describing student participation in an accredited educational institution and meeting certain age requirements has been stricken. 
A reference to a child who is eligible due to mental retardation has been changed to intellectual disability. 

Repeal of certain sections of the discount prescription drug law has been included. The effective date of this legislation would be July 1, 2021.




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