HB 1851-1_ Filed 04/09/2001, 10:43



    I move
that House Bill 1851 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 1, line 16; (01)MO185101.1. -->     Page 1, line 16, delete "If the public employer is a township, by electing to join a" and insert " If both of the following conditions are met, by electing to join a group insurance program offered to county employees by the county in which the township is located:
            (A) The public employer is a township that has not more than one (1) employee in need of health benefit insurance.
            (B) No other statute allows a local unit to elect to provide coverage of health care services for active employees of the local unit under a state employee health plan.
    Page 1, delete line 17.
    Page 2, delete line 1.
    Page 3, line 35, after "(b)(3)" insert " ,".
    Page 3, line 38, delete "the township shall pay" and insert " the county shall charge the township on a basis determined by the county the full cost of insuring the township's loss experience, including:
        (1) administrative and clerical expenses;
        (2) enrollment fees;
        (3) fiscal impact studies;
        (4) legal fees; and
        (5) any cost that is a result of the township's election to join the group insurance program;
throughout the time in which the township is joined with the county's group insurance program. The county may require advance payment from the township for its participation in the group insurance program.
    Page 3, delete line 39.
    Page 3, line 40, delete "group insurance program to the township employees.".
    Page 3, after line 42, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    " (k) If a township elects to join a county group insurance program under subsection (b)(3), the township must commit to be in the program:
        (1) for not less than one (1) year; or
        (2) until one (1) of the following occurs:
            (A) The township ceases to be eligible for the program because it has more than one (1) employee from the township seeking health benefit insurance from the county.
            (B) The one (1) employee of the township who is insured through the county group insurance program ceases to be employed by the township.
    (Reference is to EHB 1851 as printed April 6, 2001.)



MO185101/DI 87     2001