Report Title:

Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund; Dental Plan Benefits

Description:

Requires public employers to pay the total cost of dental plan benefits for children of employee-beneficiaries.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

755

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to the employer-union health benefits trust fund.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 87A-31, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]87A-31[]] Trust fund; purpose. (a) The fund shall be used to provide employee-beneficiaries and dependent-beneficiaries with health and other benefit plans, and to pay administrative and other expenses of the fund.

(b) The fund, including any earnings on investments, and rate credits or reimbursements from any carrier or self-insured plan and any earning or interest derived therefrom, may be used to stabilize health and other benefit plan rates; provided that the approval of the governor and the legislature shall be necessary to fund administrative and other expenses necessary to effectuate these purposes.

(c) The fund may be used to provide group life insurance benefits to employees to the extent that contributions are provided for group life insurance benefits in sections 87A-32 and 87A-37.

(d) The fund may assist the State and the counties to implement and administer cafeteria plans authorized under Title 26 United States Code section 125, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and part II of chapter 78.

(e) The fund shall provide dental plan benefits for the children of employee-beneficiaries who have not attained the age of nineteen. Notwithstanding section 87A-32, employee-beneficiaries shall not be required to make a contribution for such coverage. The board shall determine a dental plan and eligibility requirements for such benefits based upon a statutory monthly contribution per enrolled child."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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