STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1360-16
RE: H.R. No. 10
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.R. No. 10 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND TO REVIEW ITS HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR RETIREES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Review its health insurance policies for retirees and their family members to ensure that retirees' dependents are afforded health insurance coverage to the same extent as their peers who are eligible for continued coverage as a dependent under the Affordable Care Act;
(2) Provide and explain its reasons for different age eligibility requirements for dependents than those set forth in the Affordable Care Act; and
(3) Provide retiree members with alternative options to obtain coverage for dependents who are disqualified from extended coverage under their parents' health insurance policies because they are not attending a college or other form of post-secondary education.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 10 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair